Dog bowls face scrutiny after Durango lawsuit

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Dog bowls face scrutiny after Durango lawsuit

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Kathy Sloan, right, talks with Cathy Wakeman, owner of Animas Trading Co., about a dog bowl placed in the entryway of her business. Sloan stepped on a dog bowl and broke her ankle in December 2014 outside Maria’s Bookshop. She’s now on a mission to warn other business owners of the potential danger, but is encountering resistance from Durango shopkeepers.
Kathy Sloan stands outside Maria’s Bookshop, where she stepped on a dog bowl in December 2014, severely injuring her right ankle. The owners refused to remove the dog bowl until the case went to trial.
An X-ray of Kathy Sloan’s right ankle after having 10 screws and a metal plate installed.
Kathy Sloan’s right ankle after surgery and removal of a cast.
A dog bowl placed outside Bank of the San Juans, 144 E. Eighth St. in Durango. The bowl is on a step leading to the bank doors, and on the other side of a railing at the entrance.
A watering bowl placed outside Durango Coffee Co. on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is in an alcove of the building, which is private property, so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.
A watering bowl placed outside Earthbound Trading Co. on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is in a recess of the building, which is private property, so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.
A watering bowl placed outside Durango Antique Market on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is in an alcove of the building, which is private property, so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.
A watering bowl placed outside Tippy Canoe on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is in an alcove of the building, which is private property, so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.
A watering bowl placed outside Schlotzsky’s on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is on private property so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.

Dog bowls face scrutiny after Durango lawsuit

Kathy Sloan, right, talks with Cathy Wakeman, owner of Animas Trading Co., about a dog bowl placed in the entryway of her business. Sloan stepped on a dog bowl and broke her ankle in December 2014 outside Maria’s Bookshop. She’s now on a mission to warn other business owners of the potential danger, but is encountering resistance from Durango shopkeepers.
Kathy Sloan stands outside Maria’s Bookshop, where she stepped on a dog bowl in December 2014, severely injuring her right ankle. The owners refused to remove the dog bowl until the case went to trial.
An X-ray of Kathy Sloan’s right ankle after having 10 screws and a metal plate installed.
Kathy Sloan’s right ankle after surgery and removal of a cast.
A dog bowl placed outside Bank of the San Juans, 144 E. Eighth St. in Durango. The bowl is on a step leading to the bank doors, and on the other side of a railing at the entrance.
A watering bowl placed outside Durango Coffee Co. on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is in an alcove of the building, which is private property, so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.
A watering bowl placed outside Earthbound Trading Co. on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is in a recess of the building, which is private property, so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.
A watering bowl placed outside Durango Antique Market on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is in an alcove of the building, which is private property, so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.
A watering bowl placed outside Tippy Canoe on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is in an alcove of the building, which is private property, so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.
A watering bowl placed outside Schlotzsky’s on Main Avenue in Durango. The bowl is on private property so as not to violate city codes, which prohibit obstructions on sidewalks.
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