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Neighbors Oppose Potential Animal Shelter on Wayside Inn Road

Buddy Dog Humane Society seeks a move from Route 20 to Wayside Inn Road, but not everyone is on board with the idea.

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Buddy Dog Humane Society has its eyes set on a new home. But according to one report, not everyone is on board with the plans.

Currently located at 151 Boston Post Road, owners of the Sudbury kennel purchased land on Wayside Inn Road, where they plan to open within the next several years on a 9.5-acre lot of land, according to a report in the Metrowest Daily News.

But some nearby residents told the newspaper that they oppose to the move, because they believe the kennel could be noisy and would detract to the historic district of Wayside Inn Road.

"It's a step backwards for the Wayside Inn district," resident Frank Lyons told the Metrowest Daily News

According to the Buddy Dog Humane Society, the organization was founded when a "terrified, abandoned puppy was discovered in a paper bag on a pile of smoldering trash" at the town dump.

The shelter expanded in 1984 to include cats, and the facility on Boston Post Road was constructed in 1976 to include 32 indoor and outdoor runs with bedding, toys, and fenced areas for playtime, the organization said.

What do you think about the possible relocation of the animal shelter? Would a move to Wayside Inn Road be OK in your opinion, or would it take away from the historic district? Let us know in the comments section below.
Cee Que July 03, 2014 at 04:40 PM
Just another example of "not in my neighborhood" misinformed and contentious people.
JJoseph July 03, 2014 at 05:49 PM
Buddy Dog is a wonderful organization. Wayside should welcome such a place. Go Buddy Dog. We are behind you.
sheila Loayza July 04, 2014 at 09:51 PM
With 9.5 acres to work with, Buddy Dog should be able to address all concerns'\.
john baranowsky July 05, 2014 at 01:41 PM
This matter will be determined by the Zoning Board of Appeals. The proposed use in this residential zone is not allowed by right. Therefore, a special permit is required. The ZBA will be required by law to hold a public hearing after which they will render a decision.

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