Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
August 3, 2016
Paw Playground Funds Raised!
Mayor Ganim, Police Chief Perez, Bridgeport Animal Shelter Break Ground on New Dog Play Area
BRIDGEPORT, CT- Mayor Ganim, Police Chief AJ Perez, and Chief Animal Control Officer Jennifer Wallace came together today to break ground on three dog play areas at Bridgeport Animal Control (BAC). The BAC has met their goal of raising $40,000 to make building these outdoor play areas possible.
Chief Animal Control Officer Jennifer Wallace said, “Dogs in shelters are susceptible to anxiety and shelter stress but these play areas will greatly reduce these chances by allowing them to interact with other dogs and be off the leash. These play areas will also allow those interested in adoption to interact with the dogs in an open setting.”
In 2016, BAC received the approval to build three large play areas for dogs. These play areas would allow dogs to engage in safe playtime and social activity with other dogs. Outdoor exposure reduces stress for the dogs as they wait to find their new permanent owners and homes which greatly improve their chances of being adopted.
The BAC is always open to accepting donations to help improve the lives of the animal’s still awaiting adoption. Individuals interested in donating can call (203) 576-7727.