Everett Off Leash Dog Parks Closed Due to Parvo Concerns

November 28, 2012

Everett, Everett Government

Everett dog parks

Got this press release from the City of Everett late Wednesday afternoon. You may want to share with any dog owners you know…

The City of Everett Parks and Recreation Department is temporarily closing its three off-leash dog areas as a precaution to the recent outbreak of the Canine Parvovirus in King County.

The off-leash areas will be closed until further notice. The off-leash dog areas are:

Howarth Park, north beach area,1127 Olympic Blvd

Loganberry Lane Park, wooded path at the end of 18th Avenue West

Lowell Park, fenced area north of the tennis courts, 46th Street and S. 3rd Avenue

Recent media reports indicate that veterinarians in King County have been warning pet owners about an alarming spike in the number of parvovirus cases in King County.

The decision to close the off-leash areas in Everett was made because the potentially deadly parvovirus spreads easily, is very hearty and can live in untreated areas for long periods of time. The city also received an unconfirmed report of a handful of possible illnesses after visits to city off-leash area.

The virus can shed for up to two weeks prior to the dog showing any signs of illness and can contaminate the ground, feeding dishes, collars, leashes and the hands and clothing of people who handle infected dogs. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and lethargy.

For more information on the virus, contact your local veterinarian.

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4 Responses to “Everett Off Leash Dog Parks Closed Due to Parvo Concerns”

  1. Sara Says:

    I think it’s great that Everett is being pro-active and concerned for the health and well being of the people and their animals that frequent the off leash dog parks. All off leash dog parks are susceptible to Parvo and many other animal to animal diseases. Vaccinate your dog’s people!

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  2. Michelle Says:

    I just now found out about this and I take my two dogs to loganberry dog park ALL the time! I’m very concerned about all the owners and their dogs that visit there. I’m glad that they closed them down for now to make sure no other dogs get sick but what can they do to eliminate the virus in the parks? My dogs love going there and walking on the trails so I hope the closures won’t be forever! All dog owners out there should have their dogs vaccinated and anyone who was there recently like myself should keep a watchful eye on their dogs for symptoms.

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