Vee, the dog brought to Watertown for geese control, has arrived in town and has already gotten down to work.
The Watertown DPW’s Parks/Cemetery Supervisor Bob DiRicco and his wife picked Vee up at the training facility in Leesburg, Virginia, and drove her back to Watertown over the Patriots Day Weekend. On Tuesday Vee started work.
The City of Watertown decided to purchase a goose control dog after examining other methods including spraying chemicals and bringing in contractor with its own dog. City Manager George Proakis said getting the City’s own dog was the most cost effective, environmentally friendly, and effective solution.
The border collie will patrol the parks, fields and cemeteries in Watertown, and after geese are chased away several times they will find a quieter, dog free place to gather, Proakis said.
Vee has been the talk of the town and has her own social media (including https://www.instagram.com/veethegoosedog/). However, the public is asked to let her do her job.
“If you see Vee and Bob out and about this week, please give them some space as they become acquainted with each other, and Vee gets used to her new life her,” the City’s Instagram post said.