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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Good advice for dealing with stray dogs

From neighbor Pat Williams:

Get a small (about four inches) air horn and attach it to their bicycle handlebar or their arm. I used to have one, and IT STOPS DOGS IN THEIR TRACKS!!! They FREEZE. Best thing I know of to protect yourself on a bike. I called around and Dick's Sporting Goods is the only place that has them (called Friedman's, Target, and a couple of other sporting goods stores). $7.95 at Dick's, and Walmart has them in the Spring and Summer, but not now.
Considering the recent reports of stray dog attacks in the neighborhood, you may want to follow Pat's advice if you are concerned about encountering unfamiliar animals. If you do see stray dogs or other animals in the neighborhood, please report them to Metro Animal Control at (615) 862-7928.

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