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I was recently quoted in the SF chronicle about being bitten twice by dogs, once in the GGNRA.

However, what I really wanted the public to know, (which the writer did not include in the story) was about the vandalism that occurred sometime on Sunday sometime in the early hours.

I actually attended the public meeting about dog management in the GGNRA at SF State this past saturday. At that meeting, I signed in and wrote my address down. There were several people around me when I was writing. I regret doing this now, but as I signed in, I thanked the park ranger and said that I completely supported the preferred alternative.

Someone who is anti-leash must have heard and looked at my name and address, because the next day I found that my door was smeared with dog poop.

I was totally shocked and hurt by it. I was not planning to go to the second meeting but went to inform the rangers that there should be better security and privacy measures in the future.

I then also saw a reported and talked with him briefly about the incident. I suspect that others have probably experienced vandalism as well and I think it is important that the public know that there are individuals that are taking this too far.

I also want other to know that they have to be careful and should not share their personal information. I am hoping that you may be able to share my story and discourage this type of behavior from happening on either side of the argument.

Annabelle Williamson
San Francisco

Photo: From the GGNRA Draft Dog Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement page

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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