Meet little red smooth 'Shorty' and his human, Santa Cruz Councilman Tony Madrigal. Shorty and scores of other canines rallied at Lighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz, California, on Saturday to keep the park leash free for set hours of the day. Tell 'em all about it Shorty! Excerpt from the Santa Cruz Sentinel: For 15 years, the city had allowed dogs to be off-leash before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m., but returned management of the park to the state in November. After giving dog owners four months to comply with its ruling to keep dogs leashed at the 37-acre site, State Parks warned that rangers would step up enforcement beginning March 17. Read all about the rally at the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
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