Watchdogs hit the streets of Windsor Terrace

November 18, 2011 Heather Chin
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Windsor Terrace residents have joined with man’s best friend totake on a community-wide threat.

K9WaTch is a collective of concerned neighbors who transformed aneighborhood email list into a watchdog program to keep thestreets of Windsor Terrace and Kensington safe for everyone in thewake of a series of ongoing sexual assaults, attempted assaults andmuggings in southwest Brooklyn.

The program was formally launched with 20 volunteers and theirrespective dogs on Saturday, November 12, in a ceremony at theBrooklyn Commune and outside the Fort Hamilton Parkway F/G subwaystation, where some of the attacks originated. Each volunteer anddog was presented with a KWT Canine Watch dog bandanna whichhelps distinguish them to residents who would like a friendly faceor paw to accompany them home.

We are hoping that the simple act of strategically walking dogswill help deter crime, said K9WaTch organizers, who added that theprogram is not an escorting service; rather it is more like a buddysystem to help restore a feeling of safety and community to theneighborhood while promoting watchfulness.

K9WaTch was formed in October and is accepting volunteers on arolling basis at

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