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By AMANDA PAZORNIK

The Orange County Register
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

 

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"This is not a DOG issue; it is a PEOPLE issue." Jan Drago, City of Seattle Councilmember

"Testimonials include the fact that people have moved into a neighborhood because of their [the dog parks'] existence, and that people derive enjoyment in sharing this activity with others; it is as if these locations are community centers for people as well as canines." John Etter, Parks Planning, Public Works Maintenance, Eugene, OR

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Dog Parks: Can a Place That Lets Rover Roam Help Your Shelter?.pdf- by Joanne Bourbeau, Animal Sheltering, May - June 1998. The benefits of dog parks mentioned apply to the entire community as much as to a shelter.

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Benefits to the Community.pdf - Noted benefits from established off-leash areas in Indiana.

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 By AMANDA PAZORNIK

The Orange County Register
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

 

Plans to build a dog park at Aliso Canyon Community Park could be stalled after the AVCA Board of Directors voted 3-2 to move forward with investigating tot lots, an open space park and a parking lot.

 

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By AMANDA PAZORNIK
The Orange County Register
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Monday night meeting assures residents the park is on track for Aliso Canyon Community Park.

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By AMANDA PAZORNIK
The Orange County Register
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A fenced-in area where dogs can run off-leash is a necessity, residents say.

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By LOIS EVEZICH
ALISO VIEJO NEWS

July 28, 2005 

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Dr. Sheila McCullough, formerly a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, IL, says that before visiting a dog park, owners should recognize risks associated with interactions with other dogs and take precautions to minimize these risks.

Before Visiting the Dog Park - PDF

  

In 1993, when Aliso Viejo was still an unincorporated area of Orange County , the Aliso Viejo Community Association surveyed homeowners to determine what park amenities were important to them. A total of 6,088 surveys were mailed to AVCA homeowners. The overall returned response was 1,415 surveys.

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Report submitted to AVCA Board of Directors in 2005 - Download PDF document    

A dog park is insurable under an organization's Commercial General Liability coverage, (commonly thought of as the "slip and fall" coverage) just as any other park or playground, most often without an increase in premiums.

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