Brevard Woman Circulates Petition To Allow Dogs On Area Beaches Before 9 a.m., After 5 p.m.

By  //  April 11, 2016

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Renee Hurley of Brevard County has started an effort to petition the Brevard County Board of Commissioners to allow dogs on Space Coast area beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

Renee Hurley of Brevard County has started an effort to petition the Brevard County Board of Commissioners to allow dogs on Space Coast area beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Renee Hurley of Brevard County has started an effort to petition the Brevard County Board of Commissioners to allow dogs on Space Coast area beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

Hurley said that, according to the AVMA,  there are approximately 76,282 households in Brevard County with one or more dogs, or about 122,051 dogs, and yet there is only one dog friendly beach in all of the county at Canova Park in Melbourne.

Renee Hurley

Renee Hurley

Hurley went on to say in her post on Change.org that already has more than 200 supporters:

That park (Canova) is impractical for dog owners to go there on a day to day basis.

“With the amount of pet owners in our beautiful county and the love for our beaches and sharing them with our family and friends I am looking to get dogs allowed on Brevard County Beaches daily before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. This will not interfere with the daily beach goers and it will allow our furry family members to enjoy the beauty of our county beaches.

As an added bonus, it would be good for tourism to be able to offer a dog friendly beach in the area. There are many dog friendly beachfront hotels, motels and rental units and yet the tourists may not take their dogs to any beach at any time, anywhere in Brevard with the exception of the Sandy Paws Dog Park at Canova Park in Melbourne.

There are hundreds of successful dog friendly beaches all over Florida and the USA. Let’s add the Brevard County Beaches to the list.

I have personally taken my little furbaby to the Sandy Paws Dog Beach and he loves it as well as all the other furbaby’s I saw there. It was cleaner than beaches I walk on a daily basis in Cocoa Beach except for the human debris left behind from humans that do not use the receptacles provided for such debris.

I see very responsible dog owners and I think that opening up our beaches during limited hours will not only make dog owners in the community happy but will boost tourism for those visitors that bring their furry family members with them.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION


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