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Woof! City of Zanesville, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Unveil Improvements to City’s New Dog Park
A $25,000 Purina Grant Goes Towards Dog Park Upgrades
Purina Presents $25,000 Check at Zanesville City Council Meeting

Zanesville, OH – A $25,000 grant from the Nestlé Purina PetCare Foundation is giving local dog owners something to cheer about. The money will be used by the City of Zanesville and “Friends of Riverside Dogzville” to improve the city’s new dog park by installing water fountains, pathways, agility units, benches, and shelter. The dog park originally opened in October 2016, and the new features are expected to be added by late Spring 2017. 

“The Nestlé Purina plant in Zanesville is very important to the community – not just the high-quality jobs that they offer to the residents that live in and around the community, but also the benefits of the relationship that we have to engage in public and private partnerships, much like the dog park,” said Mayor Jeff Tilton. “We can’t be happier about this partnership, and I know those visiting the dog park will appreciate the new features, especially on hot summer days when their dogs need water and shelter after playing at the park.”

The dog park is 2.6 acres in size, and is split into different areas for large and small dogs.

“It’s always been a high priority for Nestlé Purina to stay in touch with the community here in Zanesville,” said Roger Brecht, Factory Manager. “We go the extra mile to be an asset for the city, and are particularly proud to partner with the city to do something for the dogs that we love and cherish.”

Nestlé Purina also values its longtime partnership with other area organizations, like the Animal Shelter Society, United Way, Christ’s Table, Salvation Army, Zanesville Civic League, & Big Brothers/Big Sisters.


About Nestlé Purina PetCare

Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.

For further information: Jessica Hardecke, Nestle Purina,