Dog owner and professional groomer Dee Cuff is gaining support for a dog park in Moura, so dogs like Hugo have a place to run free.
Dog owner and professional groomer Dee Cuff is gaining support for a dog park in Moura, so dogs like Hugo have a place to run free. Contributed

Freedom for the dogs

DO YOU think dogs deserve to run around in a safe environment off the lead?

Dee Cuff does, and that is why she is working towards getting a fully fenced dog park in Moura.

Owner of Cuffs Claws n Paws, a pet grooming and pet sitting business, and two great danes of her own, Ms Cuff knows first-hand how much pets mean to their owners and was heartbroken when she heard stories of clients' dogs being attacked.

"Through my business, it's come to my attention that people just don't feel safe walking their dogs in town,” she said.

"I've had a few clients who have had their dogs attacked by roaming dogs. This is terrible. A dog park would see that all ages can feel safe letting their dogs have a run.”

Currently, Ms Cuff said there was nowhere in Moura where dog owners could let their pets exercise off leash.

"My dogs are my family, they mean so much to me,” she said.

"As a dog groomer, I ensure my dogs Hugo and Polar get the best in life they can have - exercise and freedom included.

"Creating a great safe outdoor area owners can be with their best mate is a perfect answer to encouraging fitness for both.”

Ms Cuff has already proposed the idea to members of her community, who responded with nothing but positive feedback and encouragement.

"Everybody is really excited by the idea,” she said.

Ms Cuff is asking for letters of support from community members to file with her proposal to the Banana Shire Council.

If you want to get involved, send your letter to Ms Cuff by the end of November via tcdee@bigpond.com or message her Facebook page, Cuffs Claws n Paws.

"I hope this will help add to what Moura has to offer when people look at our little town,” she said.

"Please help support my vision, send in your letters. One person can make a difference to seeing this happen.”


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