By Ana Bottary


3–year–old Border Collie, Kenda, runs around Veterans Memorial Park in Attleboro. But, she is not just out enjoying a day at the park, she's on the clock. Kenda is an officer with the Geese Police, and herds geese off of Attleboro fields without injuring them.

"Border collies are really the only breed of dog that has a body language that resembles a predator. They're herding dogs, so the way that they do that is they stalk up slowly, they get down. their head is down. and their tails are down. they don't bark. They look like a predator to the geese," says Elliot Oren, of Geese Police.

Oren is owner of the Geese Police Boston franchise. He says geese quickly discover other methods, like fake coyotes, are not real, and return to the fields. But Border Collies act as a real threat by physically chasing them. Geese Police visit five Attleboro parks, seven days a week to monitor.

"We vary the times that we visit. Sometimes you'll see us early in the morning, sometimes you'll see us in the afternoon, we'll even come out at night if we have to. We just want to make sure the geese never get comfortable," says Oren.

This is the second year Attleboro has hired the company. The positive results are the reason Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas has asked the city council for $2,250--to pay for Goose Police through the end of the fiscal year on June 30th. As of right now they have funds to support them through May 21st. It's something youth football coach Paul Pantages feels is necessary. He says practicing on the field before would get messy, as goose droppings were everywhere. He noticed a huge difference this year.

"Used to be a lot of green all over that field and there is less now. I haven't really noticed it at all lately, with the kids running around this spring," Pantages says.

On Tuesday the council will take it up during a committee meeting. From there, the Council Chair will decide to vote it out or not at the next council meeting on April 5th.

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