Dog lovers from Bossier and Shreveport are pressing on for a dog park.
On Sunday afternoon, the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance hosted a "Painting with a Twist Fundraiser", where people could create paintings of their furry friends.
Cynthia Keith, Director of Shreveport Dog Park Alliance, said they will keep up their movement despite Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover's decision Oct. 5 to veto an agreement to build a dog park in Hamel Memorial Park.
The Shreveport City Council will meet Oct. 9 and vote on whether to override the mayor's veto. In order for that to happen, they'll need the support of at least five councilmembers. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in Government Plaza.
The council voted unanimously in the past to approve the agreement with the Red River Waterway Commission to build a dog park. The agreement allows for the Red River Waterway Commission to allocate $280,000 of taxpayers funds to the City of Shreveport for the construction of the dog park. The funds have been earmarked for waterfront recreation and can not be used for other projects.