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September 15, 2013

Spreading the word for canines

Dog lovers hoping to improve on dog parks.

When Trena Mobley went to a local pet store recently and mentioned going to the dog park, the clerk didn’t know what she was talking about.

“When I told her about the dog park, she said ‘What’s that?,’” Mobley said.

Mobley, the head of the Dog Daze Committee, urged the city back in 2008 to put in a dog park and is now hoping to improve on the two existing dog parks.

“We’re trying to do different things to bring awareness to the dog parks,” she said Saturday at Mehlig Park on Carter Street, just east of Berkley Road.

“There’s still a lot of people that don’t know about it.”

Mobley and other members of the Dog Daze, meet once a month at the dog park to get new ideas, and keep everyone informed.

“We need a restroom and would like get the water fountain fixed,” Mobley said of a few improvements being discussed.

“We have two new benches, but we got so many people at night we need more. The other night, we had 35 dogs here.”

Mainly, the group is trying to get the word out about the park to let people know there’s a nice safe place to bring their dogs.

Since its inception four years ago, the park has been a success and they’re hoping to build on that.

Mehlig, along with Mohr Park, on the southern edge of the Cedar Crest subdivision, are the only two off-leash dog parks in Kokomo.

“We have business cards, we started [www.kokomodogparks.com] and we’re even on Facebook.”

Dog Daze is a nonprofit group that operates as a extension of Pals for Paws, a local animal rescue organization.

“I got involved about a year and a half ago, after I rescued two small dogs and started going to the dog park on a regular basis,” Mobley said.

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