Non for Profit Organization in the Running for Grant Money

The four-year effort to bring a dog park to Carbondale could get a big financial boost. Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks, the group behind the project is in the running for a $25,000 grant. Members say there is no place where they can let their dogs run safely without a leash. The non-profit is hoping to create that safe space for dogs in Carbondale. Members say they decided they wanted to make one large enough so that when they took one of those throwers and they threw it for your dog if they had a big dog, it wouldn’t go out of the dog park. Now, the project could get a big financial boost. The pet product company Pet Safe named Carbondale among thirty finalists vying for a total of $150,000 in grant money. The park plans include a 50-foot fence, big and small fields, a water fountain and pavilion. The grant contest voting period runs until August 31.

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