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Registration is open for the 16th Canine & Kitty Golf Classic!

July 27, 2019 – Canine & Kitty Golf Classic

Registration is now open for the 16th Canine & Kitty Classic fundraiser! The event will be on July 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. (shotgun start) and held at Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie.

Please join us for our biggest fundraiser — we’re donation funded and each dollar helps us save more dogs and cats. Since we are foster-based without a physical location, we do not have rental space, paid employees or other traditional expenses, so all profits go directly to animal care.

How can you help? Well, you can’t have a golf tournament without players! It’s a scramble format, and the entry fee of $125 includes breakfast and lunch, golf cart, green fees, prize holes and a participation gift.

The registration deadline is July 20, 2019.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, including hole and cart sponsorships. Let everyone know that your organization supports animal rescue efforts in the community! For more information on sponsorships, email karen@richardsonhumanesociety.org.

Come join us in helping these deserving animals and enjoy a great day of golf, food, and prizes!

For more information, contact Dana at rhscanineclassic@gmail.com.

 

 

Spay Neuter Network in Balch Springs on April 30th

spayneuternetworkThe Spay Neuter Network will be in Balch Springs on Wednesday, April 30.  People can reserve a spot for spay/neuter by calling 972-472-3500 and making a $20.00 deposit.  Reduced cost vaccinations are offered from 10-12 noon walk up.  Cost of spay/neuter is $50-$80 depending on size of dog.   Please give information to anyone you know that could benefit from this service.

Richardson City Council Discusses Dog Park

The City Council expressed support for a proposed dog park on 6 acres near the President George Bush Turnpike west of US 75. At a Monday work session Council members reviewed two possible locations for a dog park in Richardson, concurring with the Parks and Recreation Commission’s recommendation. The proposed site is centrally located within Richardson and is accessible off the US 75 southbound frontage road.

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The preferred site for the proposed dog park is on right-of-way land owned by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), which is occupied by President George Bush Turnpike and US 75. The proposed dog park will be constructed under the highway interchange west of US 75. In order to use the right-of-way for an additional purpose, the City must enter into a license agreement with TxDOT. The Council also reviewed a plan to put a dog park on 5 acres in Breckinridge Park, but chose the TxDOT property instead.

The $1.4 million project could be ready to bid as early as spring 2014 with construction complete in the fall of 2014. The dog park is expected to feature several elements, including seating, waste disposal stations, water fountains and security lighting.

A dog park was listed as a high priority for Richardson residents in the 2010 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan, a system-wide plan for Richardson parks. Members of the Park and Recreation Commission visited several Metroplex dog parks in the past three years to create a list of best practices and develop a plan for a dog park in Richardson.

Watch the City Council presentation and discussion at bit.ly/15J5qjv.