Hattiesburg dog owners are one step closer to getting a place to take their furry friends thanks to one local business.
Local fast food restaurant Raising Cane's presented a check for $2,500 to the "See Spot Run" proposed dog park project. The project has reached over half of the cost needed in money raised so far.
The park will be located on the corner of West Pine Street and Fourth Avenue in the heart of Hattiesburg.
"We need individuals but we also need the businesses. The dog park is going to be great not only for dogs but for people of the entire community. We are very excited about Raising Cane's being involved in this, we hope other businesses will do something similar," said Board President Carey Varnado.
"There are several levels of donation possibilities for the dog park" said Varnado.
The park will cost an estimated $150,000; over $70,000 has already been committed.
The park will be open to the general public. All donations toward the park are tax deductible and can be made to the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation with “Dog Park” placed in the memo.
Checks can be mailed to: 1507 Hardy St. Suite 208. Hattiesburg, MS 39401.