Around the block Around Town, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Nov 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm
PACKAGE PINCHERS ... Residents expecting to receive at-home package deliveries are being warned to beware of package thieves. A Crescent Park resident who lives near Dana Street and Newell Road saw two youths steal two packages from her front door Monday, Sept. 24. The thefts occurred within 30 seconds of delivery by United Parcel Service at about 6:30 p.m. One thief wore a brown sweatshirt with a hood covering his face; the other wore a blue sweatshirt with a hoodie. Both wore blue jeans and white T-shirts, according to the resident. Palo Alto police searched for and stopped four boys, but they didn't have the parcels. Neighbors later found one box, still sealed, in the bushes across from the victim's house, and the victim reports that she found the other box ripped open and empty.
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Posted by Concerned, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Nov 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm
I just passed by the donkey enclosure and Perry still looks terrible a month and a half after the dog attack. He was laying down, reluctant to move and appeared more skittish than usual. He had significantly more than a "2-inch patch of skin" missing from his face. He had stitches and stapes all over his body. Go look. Most curious is why nothing appears to have been done to prevent this from happening again. There is no contact phone number at the enclosure, no signs posted about leashing dogs, and there's no additional fencing along the bottom of the fence that might stop a dog from entering the enclosure. Who's on this stuff?
Posted by Douglas, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Nov 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm
Agree with Sam....what can they do to prevent another attack? I walk by these donkeys all the time. This isn't right no one is doing anything about the front fencing. That is an easy fix. I bet all of the neighbors I know would help.
Posted by Kevin, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Nov 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm
My understanding was Bob Frost was in charge. Even simple chicken wire in the front bottom would stop this. These are not young animals. It seems no one really cares about them, and yes, as the neighbor said, they need an emergency number. I thought that was mandatory with any animal care. Where is the outrage on this? No one has said anything in the news about this since. I wish the news would revisit.
Posted by Robert, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Nov 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm
I agree with all above, something needs to be done. Too bad those responsible for Perry don't seem to care as much as those of us who walk by and visit him and Niner.
Chicken wire probably wouldn't be strong enough, but that thicker 4"x4" wire should do the trick. I agree totally with Concerned and Kevin - there should be an emergency number posted just in case of situations like this. Perry deserves much better care than this... and where is animal control? Loose dogs should be picked up, especially vicious ones like this.