Dog Fight At Dog Park Brings In Dog Expert Councilwoman

There was an alleged dog attack in a popular Raleigh Dog park over the weekend. Apparently, two pit bulls went after a Corgi, nearly ripping it’s scalp off. Yikes.


Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County animal control officers and Raleigh police are investigating the attack of a family pet at a city-owned dog park over the weekend.

Joan Troy says her 13-year-old Welsh Corgi, Lokey, had part of his scalp torn off Saturday when at least two young pit bulls attacked him while at Oakwood Dog Park near downtown Raleigh.

Lokey is recovering at the North Carolina College of Veterinary Medicine.

A Raleigh police spokesman said in a statement Sunday that no charges have been filed and that “no other action has been taken at this point in the investigation.”

City Councilwoman Mary-Ann Baldwin, who heads the council’s Law and Public Safety Committee, said Monday that she’s waiting for a report from animal control and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department before making any determination on whether to look at changing the city’s policies regarding dog parks.

Oh. Mary-Ann is on the case. I’m sure Baldwin will get right on looking at those policies. After all, dog incidents are her area, right? She’s the expert in what is and isn’t appropriate dog behavior. In fact, I seem to recall an incident involving her own dog, which she allowed to pee on the NC General Assembly building as a means of ‘sending a humorous message’.

Maryann Baldwin, NCGA, Pee



RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican lawmakers are attempting to kill a land deal for a new Raleigh park, and City Councilwoman Mary-Ann Baldwin has turned to social media to express her outrage with the help of her dog, Jack.

Baldwin on Friday posted a photo on Facebook of her Maltese-Yorkie mix. The dog named for “Jack Bauer,” the anti-terror agent from the TV show “24,” is relieving himself on a marble column outside the North Carolina General Assembly.

The Democratic councilwoman concedes the image is undiplomatic, but suggests it is emblematic of the Republican-dominated body’s treatment of the state’s citizens.

“I figured, what better way to get my frustration across than with humor?” Baldwin said. – WRAL

Keep staying classy, Mary-Ann!

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