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Anicira builds play yard and sensory park for sheltered dogs

The park will have different kinds of plants for the animals to sniff and textures for them to...
The park will have different kinds of plants for the animals to sniff and textures for them to feel.(WHSV)
Published: Jan. 3, 2019 at 11:55 AM EST
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Anicira Adoption Center is working on a new play yard and sensory garden for the dogs in their care. The area will allow dogs to exercise both physically and mentally.

Laken Richer, the adoption program manager for Anicira Adoption Center, said they usually get dogs who were in high kill shelters, and they do not know the dog's history.

"Being in a shelter environment can definitely take a toll on a dog, especially mentally, so this is just one other thing that we can do to help give them some enrichment while they're here," said Richer. "It's definitely something that we're really excited about and that, yeah, I definitely think is going to benefit our dogs coming in now and in the future."

The play yard will have rock and grass surfaces. It is a great place for high energy dogs, and those who are fostering dogs from Anicira will be able to use the area as well.

"It's a whole new ballpark for them to get, you know, just so much more exercise and more interacting and all that sort of stuff," said Richer.

As of now, the dogs are exercised primarily through walking on leashes, so this will give them the freedom to run.

Anicira is looking for donations to help with the cost. They are looking for monetary donations as well as plant donations. You can donate by clicking

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