Enclosed dog park support grows
A petition for an enclosed dog park in Albany has gathered more than 300 signatures from local pooch owners.
Albany woman Wendy Ann Freeland started the petition after her social media post, which examined the need for an enclosed dog park in town, gained great support from other dog owners.
The petition has since gathered more than 300 names, which will be submitted to the City of Albany as part of its dog exercise area draft policy.
“We’re planning to take this to council and fight for it because people obviously want an enclosed dog park here in Albany, especially the older people who would like to go somewhere where they can sit and watch their dogs play safely,” Ms Freeland said.
She said she had also gathered support from local councillors for the petition. “I’m currently talking to Cr Rob Sutton and we will probably touch base in mid-September,” she said.
“We are planning to hand everything in for the next council meeting.”
City of Albany manager city reserves Jacqui Freeman said the City would consider all feedback received for its dog exercise area draft policy, which does not include provision for an enclosed dog park. “We welcome everyone’s feedback on this and encourage people to have their say before public comment closes on September 28,” she said.
Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.
Sign up for our emails