Urgent..Please help us get our dog walking field!

  • by: Wendy C
  • recipient: Cornwall Council

We, the undersigned, support K9 Crusaders application to provide a much-needed exercise area for their dogs and those of the community which they serve. There are so many dogs who would benefit from this service that I urge you to grant the request for change of use to this field and help dreams come true for many local people and their dogs. They are trying to help the community, fighting hard for Cornish dogs, so I hope that you recognise their hard work and allow the project to succeed.

K9 Crusaders Statement

We at K9 Crusaders Dog Welfare have always believed strongly that we should not only help unwanted Cornish dogs but also the Cornish community in which we live. To that end, we have applied for permission to change the use of one of our fields into a dog walking area, securely fenced, which can be used by both kennel dogs, for training and one on one socialising, and also for any members of the public who need a secure, safe space to exercise their dogs.

The field has always been used for walking and training dogs, dating back 30 years when the kennels was home to Hedley Millington and the Nancarrow Cocker kennels, despite having an agricultural classification. We are simply trying to get the field reclassified to ensure that our project is legally sound.

There are many reasons why some dogs cannot be let off lead in public areas, such as no recall, acute nervousness, exempted breeds, or under socialisation. Also, simply for people with limited mobility who cannot walk far with their dogs and just want somewhere that their dogs can run around in safety, therefore allowing dog and owner to stay together.
Also these days many owners are fearful of letting their dogs off in many areas due to uncapped mineshafts, poison being laid by dog hating individuals, palm oil on the beaches and more.

All the planning information can be found at

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