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Votes needed to create Tipton County's first dog park

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The proposal would turn this 11 acres of farmland into a dog park. The proposal would turn this 11 acres of farmland into a dog park.
BRIGHTON, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Many in Brighton are hoping 11 acres of land along Highway 51 will soon be home to Tipton County's first dog park.  But, Brighton residents need help to get it here.

Linda Montgomery loves to walk her dog Hank, but she has no place to walk him.  She is excited about the possibility that Brighton could soon get its own dog park.

"This would be a wonderful opportunity and different things for them to meet people and other dogs and it would help out all around," said Montgomery.

The proposal would turn 11 acres of farmland into a dog park.

Heather Twisdale is behind the "Bark For Your Park" online campaign.

Brighton is one of 15 towns nationwide in the running.

"Communities with dog parks have fewer owner surrenders leading to decreased euthanasia rates so this is definitely right up our alley," said Twisdale.

If Brighton wins the "Bark for Your Park" campaign, they will get $100,000 toward the dog park construction.

Organizers say they need people from all over the Mid-South to vote online.

Voting goes through the end of July.

"A lot of people don't realize how great of an opportunity this is and it's such a short amount of time we have to do it," added resident Tommy Lee Walker.

Voting is still taking place.

To cast your ballot, click here: http://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark

To find out more about this online campaign, check out their Facebook page by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/BarkForYourParkBrightonTn

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