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Pittsburgh park rangers unleashing new initiative in city parks, handing out free dog leads

Megan Guza
| Friday, April 20, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
Pittsburgh's Canine Ambassador, River, models a leash like that ones that will be given out by park rangers at Frick Park Saturday, April 21, 2018, as part of an Earth Day celebration.
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Pittsburgh's Canine Ambassador, River, models a leash like that ones that will be given out by park rangers at Frick Park Saturday, April 21, 2018, as part of an Earth Day celebration.

Pittsburgh park rangers will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday in Frick Park with an initiative to get more city pups on leashes.

Rangers will kick off their Fetch the Leash program, which aims to make sure dogs in city parks remain on leashes, according to Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri.

Rangers will hand out free leashes (while supplies last) beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Frick Park Environment Center. They will also lead organized dog walks at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The event runs until 4 p.m. and is family friendly, officials said.

The orange leashes baring the slogan Fetch the Leash are sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

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