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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Supporters of a dog park say they have the funding to build their park, but Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover is standing in their way.

So, they're taking their message to the steps of Government Plaza next week.

In preparation for Monday's Pup Rally, the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance gathered at an East Shreveport home to collect signatures for a petition to help persuade Glover to sign an agreement between the city and the Red River Waterway Commission, Alliance member Michele Kim Carter says.

Carter says the Alliance has collected more than 1,300 signatures so far, but the goal is to have 2,000 by Monday.

Glover, meanwhile, says he also favors a dog park.

"I have always supported private funding for a dog park and my position has not changed. I see the quality-of-life benefits such parks bring to a city, and so I share that vision with the folks working to make it happen. But there is a citizen-driven plan for our riverfront and the dog park is not the priority on that list," the mayor says.

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