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Dog Walker Gary Hesterberg was shot with a stun-gun in San Mateo County (San Mateo Sheriff)

Bay Area Dog Walker Hit With Stun Gun Sues Park Service

A San Mateo County man is suing the National Park Service and a park ranger who allegedly shot him with a stun gun for being uncooperative about his off-leash dog.

03/22/2013

A dog walker escorts dogs along the beach at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Proposed Golden Gate Recreation Area Dog Ban Under Fire

The park service is reconsidering plans to ban dogs from certain areas of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area after receiving thousands of comments about the proposal, many of them critical.

02/04/2012

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Rep. Speier Calls For Investigation Into Dog Walker Tasing

A Peninsula congresswoman wants an independent investigator to determine whether a federal park ranger used excessive force when she used a stun gun on a man walking his dogs.

02/02/2012

Dog Walker Gary Hesterberg was shot with a stun-gun in San Mateo County (San Mateo Sheriff)

Peninsula Park Ranger Uses Stun Gun On Man Walking Dogs Off-Leash

A park spokesman said a man walking his dogs in San Mateo County was hit with a stun gun only after it “developed into a more serious law enforcement situation.”

01/31/2012

pit bull, dog, generic

Woman Bitten, Dog Killed In Union City Pit Bull Attack

A woman was bitten in Union City on Monday morning when she tried to stop two dogs from attacking her terrier, police said.

09/28/2011

A woman walks her dog off-leash at Crissy Field in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisors May Rule Against Proposed Dog Leash Laws

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisor’s takes on the GGNRA’s proposed dog leash restrictions on Tuesday as the dividing lines between dog lovers and preservationists have been drawn.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/23/2011

A woman walks her dog off-leash at Crissy Field in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisors To Hold Hearing On Dog Leash Laws

A hearing Monday will assess the possible effects of a federal proposal to restrict the areas of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where dogs can go without a leash.

CBS San Francisco–04/10/2011

A walker takes dogs to a dog park. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Dogs To Be Kept On A Shorter Leash On San Jose Trails

The law will soon be changing for people who walk or bike with their dogs on San Jose creek trails after the City Council voted unanimously to require shorter leashes in the wake of a fatal accident.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/30/2011

A dog walker escorts dogs along the beach at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lines Drawn In Battle Over Bay Area Dog Leash Restrictions

The debate over planned dog lease restrictions in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area continues.

CBS San Francisco–03/06/2011

A woman walks her dog off-leash at Crissy Field in San Francisco. (CBS)

Limits Proposed On Dogs At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Federal parks officials are proposing new rules that would require dogs to be leashed in some parts of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and ban them altogether from still other parts of the park.

CBS San Francisco–01/13/2011