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Lack of White Rock dog facilities not fair: resident

A dog walk hoped to put pressure on the City of White Rock to establish dedicated greenspace for local pooches is set to pace off from city hall at 10 a.m. Saturday. - File photo
A dog walk hoped to put pressure on the City of White Rock to establish dedicated greenspace for local pooches is set to pace off from city hall at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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As White Rock officials continue to mull its dog rules, a woman new to the community is doing what she can to pressure the city to create a dog park.

Eva Hompot said she is encouraging dog owners to join her Saturday morning (Jan. 14) on a walk with their four-legged friends from city hall to the 14400-block of Marine Drive and back.

"There are so many limitations and it's just not right," she said, citing city restrictions that prohibit dogs from the promenade and other areas of White Rock.

The city has no official dog park.

Hompot, who moved to White Rock from Montreal with her shepherd-wolf cross, Lola Hope, two months ago, said the lack of facilities is not fair to dog owners, many of whom are seniors who don't or can't drive far. She noted there are numerous green spaces locally where dogs could be accommodated.

"They have so many sport centres and it's great, I love it, but anytime I'm there, it's empty," Hompot said.

"Give us something we can work with. It would be really an advantage for everybody to have a dog park."

Hompot said she has been spreading the word about Saturday's walk and "quite a few people" have expressed interest. Anyone wishing to join the group is asked to meet at city hall, 15322 Buena Vista Ave., at 10 a.m.

 

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