The caniparc, a place to relax for dogs in Bourges, will be inaugurated on April 30

The municipality, under the impetus of the deputy in charge of ecological transition, green spaces and animal welfare, Catherine Menguy (EELV), has decided to give the city what should be called “a caniparc”, located near the Raymond-Boisdé nautical center, avenue du 11-Novembre-1918. A quiet area bordered by Yèvre and Voiselle, occupied until then by fishermen and suitable for individuals walking their dogs.

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The upcoming caniparc will be inaugurated on April 30 and is currently closed at one gate. Some wooden games are made by town services. In the program: a hammock, a slalom course, a strict tunnel, a footbridge, a palisade … So many activities for dogs to be able to play and have fun with their congeners below to take care of their owners.

A space accessible “to all dogs adapted by others”

“I have had a lot of requests from owners who want to be able to walk their dogs with more freedom and most of all that they can be allowed to play quietly without the risk of running or getting lost,” he said. as Catherine Menguy. Hence the idea of ​​this closed “caniparc” that allows owners to watch their dogs in complete peace of mind. ”The equipment is accessible to all dogs whose behavior“ fits the social vis- à-vis other dogs and users. ”Because, in this space, dogs are able to thrive without all the barriers.

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This of course means respecting certain rules of conduct, such as collecting litter and dog feces. They will also be recalled at the park entrance. “Every user must control his pet if the worm does not pass through one of his congeners, Catherine Menguy specified. The owner is responsible if his dog attacks and injures another. Like all public places. , dogs of the second category must be put on a leash and muzzled and dogs of the first category are prohibited. »

“At least one in each district”

When the Caniparc officially opened, Catherine Menguy was already thinking of other places to install the same style of equipment. “This is a first test calling for others, if all goes well, in addition to the assistant. My wish is to put at least one in every district of the city at the end of the mandate.»

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So, for now, the municipality is waiting to see if the experiment is conclusive before adjusting the access or even the facilities available to the dogs. “I asked the services to oversee the construction of various games for dogs, continued Catherine Menguy. And if we planned on the original banks to allow owners to sit, we would eventually remove them to avoid the timeless squats. »

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Frank Simon

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