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Some Residents Bark At Possible Dog Park Location

Posted March 15, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— There is a push in Durham to let the dogs out. Some residents want the city to build a dog park, but others want to put a muzzle on a current proposal.

Supporters of the idea thought they had finally found the perfect place --a location off West Chapel Hill Road.

"I think every dog can benefit by socializing with other animals, it makes them calmer and easier to interact with people as well," says Joanna Wolfe, a resident who has been pushing for a dog park in the city for the last four years.

Members of the New Hope Corridor Advisory Committee believe more than 50 species of birds and other wildlife would be at risk if the dog park moves forward.

Committee members say they are not against a dog park -- just the suggested location.

Durham Parks and Recreation is looking into the request. It could be months before a decision is made.