The Hominy Creek Greenway was using slave goat labor for landscaping until an unrestrained dog attacked one of the slaves. The slave survived, but the slave labor program is now under review. The slave goats reportedly were better on the environment than pesticide.

A peripheral story is what humans use the greenway are also afraid of unrestrained dogs. An estimated 25 percent of conscious dogs using the greenway, in violation of the local animal ordinance, are not leashed to their owners because, the owners argue, the dogs are not the type that attack goats or small children. Yet people are getting bitten. Unleashed conservative dogs have been known to chew on greenies in the hopes of forcing them back into cars.