04/02/2012 07:53 EDT | Updated 06/02/2012 05:12 EDT

Rob Ford: Dogs Off Leash Latest Target For Toronto's Mayor


TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is warning dog owners to keep their pets on leashes or face getting a ticket.

Ford says there will be a blitz against owners who let their dogs off the leash in non-designated areas.

The mayor says he has received complaints about people letting their dogs off the leash during the recent warm weather.

Ford says he has been told a couple of kids have been bitten by off-leash dogs.

He says he loves dogs but they can't be "running wild."

The mayor says owners can consider themselves warned.

"So if a bylaw officer comes up and hands you a ticket for a few hundred dollars, I'm giving you the heads up." (CFRB)

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