- West Whiteland Township
- United States of America
Many surrounding boroughs and townships in Chester County have developed wonderful parks to address the needs of its residents. West Whiteland Township has planned parks that are great for families with children, however, have not accommodated those residents that do not have children, but have a family dog.
Some townships, such as West Goshen next door, have gone so far as to recognize the need for a dedicated area for dogs to run, play catch or practice obedience training, and have built fenced–in dog parks, and although West Whiteland Township does not have any plans for building a dog-park, we are trying to demonstrate to the Board of Supervisors that many West Whiteland township residents, dog-owners, and non-dog owners alike, feel that some access to our township parks for our four-legged family members should be permitted.
I have been working with the West Whiteland Township Parks and Recreation Commission since August 2008. As of March 2009, they will not discuss this issue until a calendar year has passed. This petiion is to accomodate those who have read the article in the Daily Local News and would like their voice heard.
We hope to change the ordinance and allow dog-walking in at least one of West Whiteland Township’s parks, which include Miller Park, Boot Road Park, and Burke Road Park. The following rules would be applied:
•Properly licensed dogs are permitted only when restrained by a leash no more than ten feet in length.
•Pets or other animals are prohibited in play equipment areas or athletic fields.
•Pet owners are responsible for immediately cleaning up and disposing of any animal waste.
•All pets must be under the immediate control of a competent person. Owners are responsible for the behavior of their animal, and will be asked to leave if their animal is aggressive, or disturbs or becomes a nuisance to other users of the park.
If you agree that these are fair regulations, and believe that dogs should be allowed in our parks, please sign the following petition with your name and address (West Whiteland Township residents eighteen and older only), and please mark if you have children in your household, or own a family dog.
IF YOU SIGNED A SIMILAR PETITION ON ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 4th 2008, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THIS ONE!
The Support West Whiteland Dog Walking petition to West Whiteland Township was written by Chrysanthe Spais and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.