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Rimbey residents petition for dog park

Request for approval of dog park will be brought up at Tuesday Oct. 27 Town Council meeting.

The Town of Rimbey may be in the works for a Dog Park. Kate Findlay with Ma & Paws Pet Supplies in Rimbey has been working with the town for the past two years to try to establish a dog park in Rimbey.

The request for approval of dog park will be brought up at Tuesday’s Oct. 27, 2020 Town Council meeting.

“Basically it’s my baby, Ma & Paws’ baby,” says Findlay. “The community really, really wants it.”

In addition to many of Rimbey’s residents being dog owners and having use for the area, Findlay says it will reduce dogs from urinating on public buildings and businesses as well as defecating in front of them on the sidewalks.

Findlay says unfortunately she sees many people not bother to clean up after their pets in the town, and having a dog park as an available space for owners to take their dogs is a great solution.

If the dog park is approved it will be set to open on a still undetermined date in 2021. Findlay says that there is quite a bit of community interest in the park, and even neighbouring towns have expressed that they would love to see a dog park open in Rimbey.

There is a petition going around requesting the park and Findlay says everyday it gets closer to the signature goal. A fundraiser is also being held to raise money for the creation of the dog park. Starting Oct. 26, 2020 there will be an online and in-store silent auction that will run for two weeks. At the same time as the silent auction Ma & Paws will also be taking donations for the local food banks, which will earn donators an entry for gift baskets with goods from Ma & Paws Pet Supplies.

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