Dog park to be established in city

Dog park to be established in city

There are 33 comments on the Crossville Chronicle story from Feb 11, 2011, titled Dog park to be established in city. In it, Crossville Chronicle reports that:

A local resident wants to make Crossville a haven for dog lovers, and hopes the Crossville City Council will help by establishing a dog park inside the city limits.

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meg

Crossville, TN

#1 Feb 11, 2011
Great idea. This has been done in other cities too.

Since: Feb 11

Greer, SC

#2 Feb 11, 2011
Awesome. A place for all the pit bull lovers. Great.
What R U Thinking

United States

#3 Feb 11, 2011
Before we go to the expense of establishing a dog park, let's take care of the animals we have at the animal "shelter". That money would go a long way toward providing spay and neuter services, or just routine veterinary care to the injured animals brought into the "shelter". Is this idea just being proposed to divert attention away from the fact that Crossville/ Cumberland County is not a very humane environment for many unwanted animals?
confused

Crossville, TN

#4 Feb 11, 2011
Probably. To make them look like "good guys."
What R U Thinking wrote:
Before we go to the expense of establishing a dog park, let's take care of the animals we have at the animal "shelter". That money would go a long way toward providing spay and neuter services, or just routine veterinary care to the injured animals brought into the "shelter". Is this idea just being proposed to divert attention away from the fact that Crossville/ Cumberland County is not a very humane environment for many unwanted animals?

Since: Dec 10

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#5 Feb 11, 2011
Oh BS, I think its a great idea. So long as its watched over and people with aggressive dogs stay out. Its amazing to watch a bunch of dogs together just playing...
WTF

Crossville, TN

#6 Feb 11, 2011
Do we really need this right now? Donít we need to fix some roads, build a couple of new schools, and pay off a new library? This county likes to build things only a few could use and not for the masses. Once we have a million or so in surplus funds then we could go back and look at building things like a dog park.
confused

Crossville, TN

#7 Feb 12, 2011
Yes, and this would serve as entertainment. It would be delightful to watch the pitbull tear the head off of the old womans Cocker Spaniel. Then they would have to limit certain breeds of dogs, everyone would be claimimg discrimination, and that would start a "Dog Revolution." Nice try but I think that this is a bad idea. Someone from FFG probably started it, and it just doesnt make sense when there are so many irresponsible dog owners out there who can't control their animals. If the people from FFG used this also, when they came to town with their mutts in tow, they would be the first one to [email protected] if their little "molly" gets killed by Brutus. Scrap this idea. So much for dog walking. The FFG'ers would then ban this just as they got cruising banned.
eds_head wrote:
Awesome. A place for all the pit bull lovers. Great.
meg

Crossville, TN

#8 Feb 12, 2011
confused wrote:
Yes, and this would serve as entertainment. It would be delightful to watch the pitbull tear the head off of the old womans Cocker Spaniel. Then they would have to limit certain breeds of dogs, everyone would be claimimg discrimination, and that would start a "Dog Revolution." Nice try but I think that this is a bad idea. Someone from FFG probably started it, and it just doesnt make sense when there are so many irresponsible dog owners out there who can't control their animals. If the people from FFG used this also, when they came to town with their mutts in tow, they would be the first one to [email protected] if their little "molly" gets killed by Brutus. Scrap this idea. So much for dog walking. The FFG'ers would then ban this just as they got cruising banned.
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FFG has a dog park, according to the newspaper. Dog parks are around in other cities without any problems. This is just a new idea to Crossville.
People Lover

Crossville, TN

#9 Feb 12, 2011
What a waste of money. Next a McDonalds for animals along with an ambulance service. Make the park anyway. I will know where to hunt for meat.

Since: Dec 10

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#10 Feb 12, 2011
Oh really..how much money does it take to throw up an inexpensive fence?
ftd

Crossville, TN

#11 Feb 13, 2011
rainbowgyrl wrote:
Oh really..how much money does it take to throw up an inexpensive fence?
You think thats all the cost, God are you stupid!!!!
home style

Crossville, TN

#12 Feb 13, 2011
This is a waste of money,period.

Since: Dec 10

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#13 Feb 13, 2011
You people have obviously lived in crossville your whole lives. This is not a new concept and can be done inexpensively.

Since: Nov 08

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#14 Feb 13, 2011
A dog park would be a great addition to our town.

Some of us actually care enough about our animals to do more than simply tie them to a tree and throw leftovers towards them once a day.
ftd

Crossville, TN

#15 Feb 13, 2011
rainbowgyrl wrote:
You people have obviously lived in crossville your whole lives. This is not a new concept and can be done inexpensively.
Actually no, I have retired here and am well aware of dogparks in other cities, but the cities I lived in took care of their no kill shelters FIRST
Persimmon

Crossville, TN

#16 Feb 13, 2011
Uhhh... aren't we having problems funding the animal shelter right now? I think it would be nice if they took all this extra dog park money and put into the shelter that everyone seems to be forgetting here. Money is needed to improve and keep this place up. Money is needed to vet and care for the animals. Why do they keep turning a blind eye to the shelter and sweep all the problems there under the rug? Has anyone been there? It is like a german concentration camp for animals.

Since: Jun 10

Crossville, TN

#17 Feb 13, 2011
Minus wrote:
A dog park would be a great addition to our town.
Some of us actually care enough about our animals to do more than simply tie them to a tree and throw leftovers towards them once a day.
May I inquire as to the logic that brought you to this conclusion? I find myself unable to see. It would seem that if the city wants to improve it's image as a pet friendly place, then the money should be spent not only, but Firstly, on a more permanent form of improvement?

I am referring of course to the matter of the Animal Shelter being closed due to a remarkable lack of foresight on the part of our city council. You see, to me the dog park seems to be (at least in the present circumstances)an aesthetic "bandaid" fix for a greater problem.

Given, in the greater scheme of things this business of dog parks and shelters and whatnot is a phenomenal waste of time in the first place, there are HUMAN needs that have been neglected in our area for far to long that should by the same right be dealt with before we start worrying about the dogs.

So the real question is where should the beginning point be?

Should we begin improving out town starting with the Dogs? Or do we start in our school system? Maybe our road system? Perhaps work on a way to improve summer tourism(very important for Crossville's wellbeing)? I honestly do not know where all this should begin but I cannot see how building a Dog Park out of public money at this time can actually be presented as a serious proposition.

Seriously, what are your thoughts?
well said

Sparta, TN

#18 Feb 13, 2011
Grognak wrote:
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May I inquire as to the logic that brought you to this conclusion? I find myself unable to see. It would seem that if the city wants to improve it's image as a pet friendly place, then the money should be spent not only, but Firstly, on a more permanent form of improvement?
I am referring of course to the matter of the Animal Shelter being closed due to a remarkable lack of foresight on the part of our city council. You see, to me the dog park seems to be (at least in the present circumstances)an aesthetic "bandaid" fix for a greater problem.
Given, in the greater scheme of things this business of dog parks and shelters and whatnot is a phenomenal waste of time in the first place, there are HUMAN needs that have been neglected in our area for far to long that should by the same right be dealt with before we start worrying about the dogs.
So the real question is where should the beginning point be?
Should we begin improving out town starting with the Dogs? Or do we start in our school system? Maybe our road system? Perhaps work on a way to improve summer tourism(very important for Crossville's wellbeing)? I honestly do not know where all this should begin but I cannot see how building a Dog Park out of public money at this time can actually be presented as a serious proposition.
Seriously, what are your thoughts?
Best post on here. Very well stated!

Since: Nov 08

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#19 Feb 14, 2011
Grognak wrote:
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May I inquire as to the logic that brought you to this conclusion? I find myself unable to see. It would seem that if the city wants to improve it's image as a pet friendly place, then the money should be spent not only, but Firstly, on a more permanent form of improvement?
I am referring of course to the matter of the Animal Shelter being closed due to a remarkable lack of foresight on the part of our city council. You see, to me the dog park seems to be (at least in the present circumstances)an aesthetic "bandaid" fix for a greater problem.
Given, in the greater scheme of things this business of dog parks and shelters and whatnot is a phenomenal waste of time in the first place, there are HUMAN needs that have been neglected in our area for far to long that should by the same right be dealt with before we start worrying about the dogs.
So the real question is where should the beginning point be?
Should we begin improving out town starting with the Dogs? Or do we start in our school system? Maybe our road system? Perhaps work on a way to improve summer tourism(very important for Crossville's wellbeing)? I honestly do not know where all this should begin but I cannot see how building a Dog Park out of public money at this time can actually be presented as a serious proposition.
Seriously, what are your thoughts?
I don't see it as an either/or scenario.

We should be taking care of ALL the above problems.

I simply want a dog park, too.
home style

Crossville, TN

#20 Feb 14, 2011
The problem is that this money could well be spent on more important things,like taking care of our roads,bringing in jobs,and possibly a book full of other things,if you have a dog take care of it with your own money not mine,not only is that dog park gonna be a waste of tax payer money,but simply the fact that they are not useing the money wisely gonna cost us too,like higher taxes to repair roads,bridges,and to take care of the many softball fields, and the soccer complexes we already have .

All Im saying is use the tax dollars wisley, then it wouldnt hurt so bad when they raise the taxes,this is a pure waste of tax dollars that will most likely come back and bite us in the rear.

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