Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

Puddles especially in the dog run are not great places for dogs. Don't let your dog drink from any puddles or eat mud.

If you would like more information about why stagnate water is not good for your dog, please check out this post.

After having no success in finding a pro-bono architect to put together the "official plan" for the dry well/french drain system in the Large Dog Run, we have hired someone who is working on that plan as I type. We have been advised that the best time to embark on such a project is either fall or spring. We are working toward this Fall.

I know this process has been much slower than we expected but we are making progress.

Thanks again for everyone who donated last fall so that we have the money for the project.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

DOG RUN mtg. w/ Parks Dep.-IMPORTANT‏

Tuesday, April 20
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
(261 Driggs Avenue @ Eckford, Greenpoint)

The community will be asked to vote on its park priorities. The McCarren Dog Run Drainage Project as well as a Water Source will be listed on the ballot. The winning projects will be considered for funding. It is vital that dog owners show up at this meeting.

You will also be able to suggest other ideas (like better bathrooms or an off-leash park for dogs in North Brooklyn) or anything else having to do with the city parks in North Brooklyn.

Don't worry if you can't be there at 6:30 ... Come when you can ... And vote.

If you are not on our email list, send an email to mcdogrun@gmail.com

Saturday, April 03, 2010

New Signs on the Gates

Hopefully this will help to educate the new dog owners, new neighbors and everyone else. Feel free to refer to these rules when are chatting up others. We are the only ones who can keep the run safe for all dogs.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Puddles - Monday, March 21, 2010

We're going to keep track of the puddles until our drainage project is approved by the Parks Department. You can see more photos and join our Flickr group HERE

Monday, March 15, 2010

With Spring Showers, McCarren Dog Run gets large puddles in both runs.

It is never a good idea to let your dog drink stagnate water (even if it is in a bowl), eat mud or play with toys or sticks that have been exposed to dog waste.

Please help spread the word by referring dog owners to the website especially this post
http://mcdogrun.blogspot.com/2009/06/your-dog-stagnant-water-not-good.html and encourage others to sign up for the google group at the website.

If your dog gets giardia or leptosporosis or is experiencing abnormally loose stool, take them to the vet as soon as possible and please send an email to mcdogrun@gmail.com letting us know the outcome.

As you may know, we are lobbying the Parks Department to allow us to install a dry well/french drain in the large run which would stop these puddles so being able to document what we all believe to be try is important.

Please spread the word as there are always people who don't know about giardia or leptospo