Cherryland Humane Society Cuts Ribbon on New Play Area

Fido and friends have a new place to run around.

On Tuesday, Cherryland Humane Society cut the ribbon on a brand new, fenced enclosure for their shelter dogs to run and play in.

The space was funded by the Fences for Fido campaign, which raised more than $14,000 at a fundraiser at the Rare Bird in April.

The project includes a 65 by 35 foot agility playground for dogs to learn new tricks and train. There is also a 100 foot, rectangular fenced in area for dogs to chase the ball and run around.

“This allows our dogs to gain more confidence learning new things,” said Cherryland animal behaviorist Tia Barbera.”They get all the extra stress, anxiety and energy that they normally don’t get out there.”

The new area will also give potential dog owners a more intimate chance to meet and play with the dogs before adopting them.

“This will make [the dogs] more adoptable, happier, healthier dogs.” said Barbera.

Currently, the shelter has 23 dogs available for adoption. Cherryland is almost at maximum capacity. To learn more about the dogs and the organization, visit