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posted on July 04, 2008

The Star: The tragedy of the commons


Peter Ji plays fetch with his dog Indy on Spring Road
in High Park on June 26,2008.

LUCAS OLENIUK/TORONTO STAR
There's a dog killer on the loose. As suspicion mounts and dark speculation swirls, a battle is emerging over the soul of High Park or perhaps its many souls

By: KENNETH KIDD
FEATURE WRITER
Published: June 28, 2008
Source: The Star

Bathed in early-morning sunlight, Cindy Carroll stands next to what used to be a compost pile just outside the allotment gardens in High Park, where dead raccoons have been found with something approaching regularity over the years.

From there, a little path runs eastward along the garden fence, almost completely shrouded by Himalayan Balsam, where a fox had scampered not an hour earlier.

"It was on Saturday when she went down there," says Carroll, `she' being Henna Rose, the 2-year-old golden retriever who died this week.

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