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Crescenta Valley Dog Park set to reopen after illness complaints

Crescenta Valley Dog Park set to reopen after illness complaints
The Crescenta Valley Dog Park will reopen Saturday after being closed Tuesday following reports from dog owners who noticed their pets became ill after visiting the site, according to officials with the L.A. County Parks and Recreation Department. (Roger Wilson / Glendale News-Press)

The Crescenta Valley Dog Park will reopen Saturday after being closed Tuesday following reports from dog owners who noticed their pets became ill after visiting the site, according to officials with the L.A. County Parks and Recreation Department.

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Based on feedback from both the L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control and the L.A. County Department of Public Health, officials think the illnesses are a result of an infection from dog-to-dog contact, said Terry Kanakri, public information officer for the parks and recreation department.

Out of an abundance of caution, the parks and recreation department disinfected the dog park, he added.

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He said officials haven’t determined the exact illness, but they think someone brought a sick dog to the park, and the animal transmitted the disease to other animals.

There will be signs posted letting pet owners know that if they suspect their dog is sick, they should not bring them into the park out of concern for the safety of other pets, Kanakri said.

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