#Animal Welfare
Latrobe City Council

To establish a fenced in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife.

To develop a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions.

To view this park as a community project, in partnership with the Latrobe City Council, designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike.

This petition, supported by the undersigned, is directed to the Latrobe City Council. Its goal is to support the construction of a fenced area in one (or more) of the regions current dog parks, as listed on their website.

Unfortunately, there is not one of these dog parks in the area, where numerous people walk their dogs.

Therefore, we are asking the Latrobe City Council to construct a Fenced dog park for the following reasons:

+ There is not a facility in our area (similar to those mentioned above) to accommodate safe, “off-leash” activity;

+ Such a facility would resolve the ongoing angst between dog owners, non-owners, police and park authorities regarding dog access to other city parks;

+ Many dogs need exercise over and above human limitations; leashes limit the dog’s space and pace;

+ Socializing dogs is very beneficial to the community, since it makes them less skittish and mitigates aggressive behavior when meeting other dogs and people;

+ The cardiovascular effect is great for the dog's longevity and weight control, and the overall effect makes most dogs calmer and better behaved;

+ This facility would increase opportunities for residents to interact with their neighbors and help create a sense of community.

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The Enclosed Dog Parks in Latrobe Valley petition to Latrobe City Council was written by Mimi McAlister and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.