FORT MADISON – Fort Madison officials and volunteers held a ribbon cutting at the new Canine Corral located in Rodeo Park on Saturday morning.
Members of the Canine Corral Fundraising Committee and members of the Fort Madison Park and Recreation Board and Fort Madison City Council were on hand to open the new dog park in Fort Madison.
According to committee chairperson Donna Amandus, a generous donor as well as P.A.W. animal shelter donated 18 baby pools for the dogs to frolick and cool off in. The day was complete with several dog related vendors at the event and around 50 area pooches and their owners enjoying the park.
Amandus said the Canine Corral Fundraising Committee is seeking donations from the public and private sector with a $50,000 goal in order to pour ADA accessible walkways that will circle both the large and the small dog sides of the park.
“We also want to get benches, shade trees and a few other amenities to make this great new addition to our community accessible and fun for everyone,” she said.