KTBS 3 News has confirmed that a local group is planning to file a lawsuit if Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover refuses to free up funding for a new dog park.
Cynthia Keith, of the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance, says that on Tuesday Mayor Glover is expected to give his final answer on if he will accept the money provided by the Red River Waterway Commission and private donations to build a dog park at Hamel Memorial Park.
"If he denies this money, gives us a no or even gives us an alternative, we will be filing a lawsuit by the end of the week," said Keith.
The dog park, which is expected to sit along Clyde Fant Parkway, will cost approximately $280,000.
The controversy surrounding a new dog park dates back to June 2012.
Supporters of the park says they did their part by fundraising and now they expect the mayor to make good on his promise.
Mayor Glover has maintained that the city has other issues and that the funding may be better utilized elsewhere.
Stay with KTBS 3 News and ktbs.com for more on this developing story.