Cotton the stuffed dog is officially missing. He was last seen zip-tied to the Markey Park fence in protest of NORDC and the Bywater Neighborhood Association after he attended a sign-making party on March 3.
Cotton was holding a sign that said "Woof no, we won't go."
Cotton also answers to the name of Save Markey Park.
He is known for his love of bacon, dog parks, and.children.
The Bywater Neighborhood Association claims to not know what happened to the protest materials that disappeared on March 26, 2013 when the park was closed. The City of New Orleans closed Markey Park closed for construction on March 26, and removed almost all of the Save Markey Park signs.
He is being considered a political prisoner at this time.
If you were at Markey Park when the signs were removed from the fence, you may have seen Cotton entering a police vehicle. Please contact us if you have information about his disappearance at Mickey Markey Playground
The Bywater Neighborhood Association Parks Committee convened on March 14, 2013 at Holy Angels Convent. Save Markey Park, a group of community advocates petitioning to include an off-leash dog area in Markey Park respectfully urged the BNA Parks Committee to revisit its decision to not allow dogs in Markey Park. Over 400 community members have signed a petition in favor of including an off-leash dog area.
We are currently investigating the mysterious NSCNA's relationship with the park and Cotton's disappearance.
Please come out and attend the NORDC Facilities Sub-Committee meeting this Thursday March 28th at 1:30p.m. in the Homeland Security Conference Rooms A & B, 9th floor, City Hall, New Orleans.
Save Markey Park will be presenting their case before the committee. They could use a presence to show numbers!