On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Friends of Festival Country K9s and SUU Student, Courtney Sullivan presented to Enoch City Council for a dog park. The presentation was well received and is to be addressed again at the next Enoch City Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6PM.
Although the official decision has not been made yet, Enoch City has been accepted into the PetSafe Bark For Your Park grant contest which could earn the city $25,000 for their potential dog park.
PetSafe has been operating this grant program for the last five years and has given away $850,000 to communities across the country to build new dog parks. In prior years, $100,000 was given as the grand prize and there were four $25,000 prizes.
In order to make a difference in MORE communities, PetSafe has changed the program and is offering $25,000 to five communities to build new dog parks, ten $10,000 dog park make over awards and ten $5,000 park maintenance awards.
As of this writing, there are 7 communities vying for the $25,000 new dog park grants which gives Enoch a very good chance but ..
ENOCH AND IRON COUNTY NEED YOUR HELP.
1. Go to: http://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/
2. Click on the link "Win Products to Create a Park at Home" (right side of page)
3. Register your name and email address for a chance to win great prizes for YOURSELF and your pup!
4. Tell them why the community NEEDS a dog park. Specify ENOCH, UTAH.
5. Attach a picture of your dog or our community
6. Click that you agree to their rules
7. Click that you are not a robot
8. Click SUBMIT and you are done!!!
9. Don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ their Facebook page!!
• Closest Dog Park is Hurricane, Utah 48 miles away
• Proposed area is 3 acres located next to the new Enoch Animal Shelter off of Minersville Hwy
• To Find out more about the proposed area, visit www.FestivalCountryK9s.org
• Volunteers and Eagle Scouts will be needed to help build this park
Benefits of Dog Parks:
• Promote responsible ownership
• Offers off leash areas where dogs can run and play without infringing on others
• Offers a SAFE fenced location for dogs to get their exercise thus helping with things like nuisance barking, digging and chewing…Tired dogs are good dogs.
• Makes it easier for city to enforce leash laws
• Offers elderly & disabled a place to exercise their pets safely.
• Offers a place for like-minded people to socialize with others which is important for their health and well being as well as their dogs.
• Location can be used for pet adoptions for the shelters
• Location can be used for dog training, dog sports and competitions
• Can be used by Police K9s for trainings
• Are a location for people to share information and learn more about responsible pet ownership
• Are a location where dogs and their guardians can exercise with infringing on people of other park users such as joggers, small children or people afraid of dogs.
• Is a location where travelers through our county can stop to exercise and water their dogs.