Below is an aerial photo, from www.FlashEarth.com, of Garden Hill Drive, Fontmore Road and Fontanero Street where mail was stopped for more than a week because of vicious dogs.
Dan Wurdemann lives on Fontanero in the highlighted house with Buddy, a black Labrador postal officials say is dangerous. Wurdemann said he can’t fence his yard or keep the dog chained up. The other highlighted house, owned by David and Diane Wright, is on Garden Hill. Neighbors say it is home to a pit bull that sometimes wanders loose.
Below is a map of the area — west of Interstate 25 and north of U.S. Highway 24.
Generally, dogs must be leashed in Colorado Springs, except for areas designated as “off leash.” According to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, there are fines for pet owners who let their dogs roam unrestrained.
The law doesn’t apply in some parts of El Paso County, although some unincorporated neighborhoods close to the city have leash laws.
Owners can be fined $50 for a first offense in the city and $45 in the county. Fines climb to $500 in the city and $100 in the county for third offenses. And a municipal court appearance is mandatory. Owners can receive 90 days in jail, although that is rare.
Animal Control receives thousands of complaints each year about unleashed dogs, and has written hundreds of tickets.
For more information, visit the society’s Web site at http://www.hsppr.org.