|Written by:||Barbara Livingston Nackman|
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May 10, 2012
SOMERS - Construction of a dog park off Route 100 near the town highway garage is moving forward with the donation of $4,000 from Robert and Patty Davis of Somers.
A dedication ceremony to acknowledge the parks largest single donation was held recently.
The roughly 1-acre park for unleashed dogs will be divided into three sections: for toy-sized dogs and puppies, for small dogs under 30 pounds, and for dogs weighing more than 30 pounds.
The couple’s contribution is in memory of their dog, Kiwi, a 15-year-old wire-haired Dachshund who died last Father’s Day.
“I am honored to be able to do this. I miss her very much,” Robert Davis said (Kiwi) was an old soul in a furry suit.
The donation will be acknowledged at the section for small dogs. A plaque for Kiwi Memorial Field there will read in part: “in loving memory of their friend Kiwi - a little dog with a big heart.”
Robert Davis is an attorney with Singleton, Davis & Singleton in Mount Kisco.
“We are so grateful to (Davis),” said Victoria Roach, a Heritage Hills resident who is working on the dog part committee.
The Town of Somers has said the committee may use the vacant parcel of land for a dog park, but must raise the money to build proper fencing and prepare the land. Organizers estimate it could cost from $15,000 to $20,000.
Donations should be directed to the Town of Somers Parks & Recreation Department, P.O. Box 46, Somers, NY. 10589. Checks must mention Somers Dog Dog Park in the memo line.
For details of the project, go to www.facebook.com/Somers.Dog.Park.