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Pullman Pet Ban Signs Put Up Temporarily, Then Lifted

Reported by: Send eMail Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Jun. 10, 2014 6:00 PM EDT
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

Marley the dog is free to roam (on her leash at least) once again in Pullman Square after a temporary ban on pets earlier this week.

Signs that were briefly put up that said "No Dogs Or Live Animals At Pullman Square" have now been removed and the ban apparently rescinded, but only after an outpouring of discontent from the public.

"I think they should be able to bring their dogs with them. To a lot of them, it's like their family," Teresa Elkins said.

The ban reportedly was put in place after someone brought a snake on the property, and some said they wouldn't mind having a ban on animals there. Erik Woods owns two dogs but wouldn't bring them to Pullman Square.

"There are good places to do it at. like Ritter Park or maybe up by the art museum. There are some nice nature trails up there. You never know what a dog might do if it feels uncomfortable in a situation. I know some dogs get nervous around children," Woods said.

While Elkins isn't a dog owner, she still doesn't agree with a dog ban here.

"I don't think it's a problem as long as their owners keep them under control and clean up after them. I don't think it's a problem at all," she said.

Luckily for her, and dogs like Marley, it's no longer an issue.

A call seeking comment from Pullman Square Management Tuesday afternoon had not been returned by the time this story was published.



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