Opinion: Dog parks can be beneficial for people and pets

10/12/2010 | News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.), The

A nonprofit group in Lynchburg, Va., and the city's Department of Parks & Recreation are collaborating to establish an off-leash dog park in the city, which is home to about 15,000 dogs. Niro Rasanayagam, the treasurer of the group, writes in this article that dog parks allow canines to socialize and lessen the animals' propensity for aggression and benefits owners, especially the elderly and disabled, who may not find it easy to exercise their dogs.

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