Latrobe City dogs may lack a fenced-off public park to roam free but that could all be set to change if a Traralgon man has his way.
Sick of not having a place for his guide dog to roam free without fear of it straying onto the road, Phillip Chalker has started a campaign to create a fenced-off dog area in Traralgon.
He has launched an online petition and a
“The dog gets to enjoy
“We get to make friends with others if we’re down there, so it’s good for the community because people are
So far, the petition has received more than 430 signatures and the crowdfunding campaign has received donations of $200 of the $21,500 he hopes to raise to
That money would provide fencing, gates, shade, seating, dog waste bag dispensers and a water fountain. Traralgon’s off-leash dog park is situated at Burnett Park, located between Hickox Street and Dunbar Road. It is one of five off-leash dog parks within the municipality.
Latrobe City chief executive Gary Van Driel said council had been in correspondence with
He said council had received numerous requests to look into providing fenced off-leash dog walking areas for visually impaired members of the community.
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