Should A Dog Kennel Be Allowed In A Neighborhood?

City Council is debating whether a dog rescue kennel should be allowed in Woburn.


The City Council is debating whether a dog rescue kennel facility should be given a special permit.

The council heard from Great Dog Rescue of New England at its last meeting, according to the Woburn Daily Times. During the meeting, two aldermen reportedly questioned whether the facility should be allowed.

The Great Dog kennel would be located at 34 Holton St. and serve as a facilty to house up to 36 dogs between Thursdays and Saturdays as the pups await adoption.

The owner of the building reportedly told aldermen that the kennel would be "sound-proofed" to avoid disruptions from barking.

The City Council Special Permits subcommittee will meet to further discuss the question.

What do you think? Should the city allow this non-profit organization to open a kennel on Holton Street?

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Oh Woburn January 25, 2013 at 04:34 PM
As a Woburn resident, I am deeply disgusted that Woburn residents are opposing a dog shelter, especially with so many other things residents should be concerned about! Here we have a woman willing to DONATE her time to save a life (yes, animals are alive too). Yet, many residents are screaming "noise"... "waste"... "criminals". Unbelievable! Maybe you are not aware that Woburn houses somewhere around seven (and growing) 40B establishments (or projects). I'm sure these places do not attract any of the three things you're worried about..! You should most certainly direct your concern to the city passing out more of these permits, because these establishments, no matter where they are in the city, will effect you! If you're truly concerned about criminals in our city, you should start at the top. Trying to deflect criminals away from our city by getting a dog shelter shut down is almost comical. You should truly start researching your city and the people in it before you start attacking a non-profit organization. How about the halfway house in four corners (which allows criminals) located .3 miles away from an elementary school? I know I have seen them lurking around late at night, and have in fact been approached by them. The truth of it is, Woburnites only see what they want to see. Do what makes you sleep at night. Turn your head the other way.
Oh Woburn January 25, 2013 at 04:36 PM
To hear some of you complaining about waste is a complete disgrace. You people should be happy when you run your water for the first time in the morning and it doesn't smell like chlorine. Or better yet, be thankful that you can see through it. Have you forgotten your roots? And please, let's not be concerned about the sewage that dumps into our pond water whenever there's an overflow. All I’m trying to say here, is if you are disgruntled about a safe haven for dogs, you need to open your eyes. There are ENTIRE STREETS in this city that should be declared a public nuisance. Matter of fact, I’m sure a dog barking would be “white noise” to some of our residents. Why not look at the bright side of things? We will have an organization where these kids can go after school to help out, instead of strolling around Woburn center. Matter of fact, it’s been proven that troubled teens (or anyone!) can often find a connection with animals. Let people be reminded of what it means to volunteer. Let people be reminded that it takes a community help a life. Let this help our city.
LucyLoo January 25, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Well put, Oh Woburn!!!! Could not agree more!!!!!
Woof February 05, 2013 at 09:44 PM
The DTUA program is run out of the Minimum facility at NCCI Gardner. Sex Offenders are not housed in minimum facilities. FYI DAN.
dan February 05, 2013 at 11:37 PM


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