Through Animal Care & Control’s “Loaning Love” program, City of Marion Marketing & Community Relations Director Layla Price took Nellie, a beautiful female Beagle, on a stroll along the city’s newly manicured Mississinewa Riverwalk. They explored the river from the path and overlook points and walked all the way to the Charles Mill Dam and back.
Over the past year, the Mississinewa Riverwalk has been revitalized with fresh wayfinding signage, thanks to design intern Sam Elkin, City of Marion Parks & Recreation, Community Development, Citywide Maintenance, and the Realtors of Grant County. The City also stained the posts, made infrastructure repairs, weeded, and resurfaced the walkway. These improvements also owe thanks to the Grant County Sheriff’s inmate work crew and dedicated volunteers.
Nellie enjoyed greeting people walking along the Riverwalk, and loved sniffing around on the grass. She was very well-behaved and calm yet full of energy. At the end of the walk, she was content after drinking a bowl of cold water.
Nellie is adoptable through the City of Marion’s Animal Care & Control. She is approximately 8 years old, having been taken in as a stray. She is very sweet and laid back, and great with other dogs and people including children. To learn more about adopting Nellie, call Animal Care & Control at 765.668.4491.