For the second time in a week, an off-leash dog was hit by a vehicle and killed in Central Park, according to a report in A Walk in the Park, run by Geoffrey Croft of NYC Parks Advocates.
“The latest incident occurred on Tuesday at 8:30am when a Shih Tzu darted out and was run over by a vehicle traveling south bound on the Parks’s west drive in the 60’s.”
Update: An eyewitness contacted us about this incident. She said a dog that looked like a shih tzu was hit at West 86th street by a truck on Tuesday shortly before 9 a.m. She arrived just after it was hit and helped the owner. A police officer transported the dog to the vet, where it was pronounced dead. (This was likely the incident referenced above, but we’re double-checking.)
We contacted the parks department, but have not heard back.
We reported last week on another dog that died near 100th street and West Drive after being hit by a parks department vehicle.
“Injuries caused by off-leash dogs continue to be an issue in the city including several incidents that have occurred in Central Park,” notes Croft.
File photo of the park in autumn.