On the New Year Eve, three new dog parks were opened
in Rostov-on-Donwithin the project called ‘City For Those Who Make Us Better’. They
are located in Zheleznodorozhny, Sovetsky and Voroshilovsky districts.
The project is implemented by Mars Petcare with
support of the Administration of Rostov-on-Don and the Investment Development
Agency of the Rostov Region. It aims at promotion of the responsible pet
ownership by means of improvement of the city environment.
“We see that the initiative is in demand by citizens
of Rostov-on-Don, which means that it has a potential for future extension, in
other regions as well. We are grateful for the support provided by the city
representatives during the year. The implementation of such social initiatives
is possible only due to joint effort”,
Ekaterina Praslova, Leader of the “City For Those Who Make Us Better” project team,
First dog parks (two located in Rostov-on-Don, and one
in Aksai) were put in operation this autumn. Three more have been added: in
Stachki avenue, in the public gardens named after the city of Dortmund and in
Komarov boulevard. The size of the dog runs vary from 400 to 1400 sq. meters.
They are fenced and equipped with all necessary facilities for walking a pet.
According to the company’s information, four of the
six dog parks have been built from the ground up, others have been repaired,
additionally equipped with sports facilities for training and with cleaning
facilities (litter bins with packs).
The “City For Those Who Make Us Better” ecological and
social project is developing together with a big industrial project of the
company. In October 2017, Mars Petcare factory was opened in the Aksai
district. It is one of the most modern and ecologically friendly production facilities
of the company in the world, and the largest in the south of Russia in the