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Going to the dogs

Alexa, who attended the event with her parents, Linda and Scott Shaver, brought their French mastiff, Nala, to the park where Alexa asked permission to pet other dogs. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)

The WAG Farms Dog Park was open to Cottage Grove dogs on Saturday. All were on leashes but those who lobbied for the park over the past five years hope it won't be long before the 14-acre site will be fenced and dogs can run off-leash.

Of the $14,000 needed for the fence, $4,000 has been raised so far, according to Dick Swanson, president of WAG Farms Dog Park Association and Ellen Edwards, past-president.

The association is selling T-shirts and sweatshirts to raise money and taking contributions from those who came to the park located just up the road from the city's compost operation.

For more information or to donate, search for the association's Facebook page.

Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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