Petition seeks area for dogs

Toby HusseyAFP
Wendy Ann Freeland and her two golden retriever, Dudley and Molly.
Camera IconWendy Ann Freeland and her two golden retriever, Dudley and Molly. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

A 772-signature petition calling for the creation of an enclosed, off-leash dog exercise area will tonight be submitted to the City of Albany council.

The signatures, recorded over three weeks, were obtained physically and online.

In the submission to City of Albany reserves officer Carl Beck, petition creators Wendy Freeland and Meischa Swarbrick called for Foundation Park, on Parade Street, to become the site for the enclosed dog exercise area.

Foundation Park is currently used for off-leash dog exercise, but is open to the roads surrounding it.

“(It) would be an ideal venue, as this is already used by dog owners for dog training most weekends,” the petition states.

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“We want our dogs to be safe and secure whilst they run free and play.” In the submission there were several requests from signatories for the City to get behind the proposal.

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