The debate regarding the placement of a dog daycare beside a child daycare centre in Melville continued Monday night.
A public hearing was held regarding the issue.
Melville resident Darlene Martin was one of five who attended last night’s meeting to voice her opinion.
“I think it’s very important to have some kind of facility…and I can’t see why people won’t allow someone who’s obviously competent and deals with dogs all the time,” Martin said. “Why can’t she look after them during the day?”
Five individuals attended the meeting in favour of the doggy daycare.
Also five written submissions have been presented by those against the idea, although there was no representation at last night’s hearing.
Deputy Mayor Vince Thiessen explained where the issue goes from here.
“It’s something that can be brought up at future council meetings, and we can talk about it when we’re hearing from both sides.” Thiessen stated.
There’s been opposition to the daycare, with some questioning whether running the dog daycare next to a child daycare, on 3rd avenue, is a safe option.