The Arbors New Dog Park Benefits Residents, Second Chance For Animals

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Left to right, Nancy Rayner of Second Chance for Animals; Melissa Sheil, senior property manager for The Arbors; “Franklin” from SCFA and GiGi Morales from The Arbors during a donation presentation to SCFA at The Arbors dog park.

The new dog park at the Arbors at Franklin Township is a benefit for the complexes’ residents, but its opening Sept. 26 benefitted a township organization dedicated to help give homes to pets.

The dog park, located off Baier Avenue, is an effort to “make it possible for apartment-dwellers to have pets in their homes,” said Melissa Sheil, The Arbors’ senior property manager.

The Arbors is a sprawling development located along Franklin Boulevard.

The park is an enclosed space accessible to residents with keys. Sheil said the company hopes to add to it in the future.

“We hope to add on to this facility and put more toys and things in for the dogs and make it more comfortable,” she said.

The park’s grand opening was celebrated by The Arbors’ management making a cash donation to Second Chance for Animals, and by collecting food from residents that was also donated to the charity.

Secod Cance for Animals is the organization that funds the Franklin Township Animal Shelter on DeMott Lane.

On hand were SCFA volunteers Nancy Rayner and Tom Young. There was also an appearance by “Franklin,” the SCFA mascot.

Sheil said the Arbors’ support of groups such as SCFA is “very strong.”

Rayner said SCFA appreciates donations and support from companies such as The Arbors.

Donations to the group mean “that more residents can have the opportunity to come in and adopt a dog or a cat or a guinea pig or a rabbit from the shelter, where we have so many animals in need of loving homes,” she said. “The fact that this apartment complex is pet-friendly is just a bonus for us.”

The Arbors New Dog Park



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