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Monday, October 7, 2013

Dog Park in Ara Damansara

The Star June 14, 2013
GOOD news for dog owners living in Petaling Jaya — a plot of land in Ara Damansara has been identified to be converted into a dog park.
It will be the first public dog park managed by the local council.
The site is located in Jalan PJU 1A/5, Ara Damansara.

.....The matter was discussed during the recent Canine Advisory Team (CAT) meeting held at the Petaling Jaya City Council.

MBPJ councillor Anthony Thanasayan, who is also chairman of CAT, said the park should be ready for use within the next three months.
“We received requests from dog owners to set up a special park so they could walk their dogs.
“This will enable the dogs to de-stress and have a better quality of life.
“Dogs that get enough exercise will bark less. They need space for recreational activities and in the United States, there are similar parks dedicated to canines,” he added.

Thanasayan said the park would be fully fenced up and open to the public on a trial basis. Rules will be imposed upon dog owners.

“Initially, we may open the park only during weekends. Based on public and local council feedback, we will make improvements and eventually open it on a daily basis.
“We must ensure the park will be safe and no negative incidents occur,” he said.
Thanasayan also wants people to contact the local council and share their ideas on how to best manage the public dog park.

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