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Upper West Side Condo to Put Dog Owners on a Short Leash, Report Says

By Nicole Bode | September 21, 2010 7:31am

By Nicole Bode

DNAinfo Senior Editor

MANHATTAN — Pet owners at an Upper West Side building are ready for a dogfight Tuesday night when their condo board votes on a controversial proposal to ban certain breeds from the building and relegate the rest to using a service elevator, the Daily News reported.

One Lincoln Plaza on West 64th Street has reportedly declared war on the furry friends, suggesting a series of rules that would ban Rottweilers, pit bulls and Doberman pinschers and limit the number of dogs per unit to one apiece.

Dogs of that breed who already live in the building would be grandfathered in under the rules, but would have to wear an ID tag at all times, the News reported.

Dog walkers would also feel the heat from the ban, which would block them from bringing dogs into the building unless they belong to tenants, the News reported.

Owners also have to keep their apartments flea- and bedbug-free.

Rule-breakers would be hit with a $250 fine.