AUSTIN, Texas — Running, jumping and playing are essential parts of the day for many dogs.
(Article by Lydia Pantazes, republished from http://keyetv.com/news/local/austins-circle-c-neighborhood-may-soon-get-a-dog-park)
But dog owners like Ginnie Stover won’t take the chance of getting caught with her dog off-leash.
“I have to keep the leash on her, so it restricts what she could do,” Stover says.
The Circle C neighborhood doesn’t have any off-leash dog parks. But that could soon change.
“Man, she’s got so much energy, and she just bounces off the wall if I don’t do something with her and a walk is good,” say Stover. “Man, if she could run around that would be so great.”
Cara Welch with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department says the Circle C neighborhood submitted an application for a dog park along with a letter of support from their neighborhood association.
They’ve already held one of three public meetings.
“We got a lot of positive feedback and a lot of comments from individuals saying that’s something they would really like to see in that area,” says Welch.
She says that other proposed parks have faced opposition and ultimately didn’t happen.
“We have had other applications, even gone through the process of working with the public and then determined that the off-leash area couldn’t be implemented,” says Welch.
The difference with Circle C is the amount of support.
The next public meeting to discuss the off-leash dog park will be held on May 24 at the Circle C Community Center at 6:00 p.m.
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