Delaware News

Dog park briefly shut down over parvo virus concerns

The Alum Creek State Park dog park closed briefly Friday, May 10, after a dog allegedly was diagnosed with the canine parvo virus after a visit there.

Ohio State Parks shut the park down May 10 after an anonymous caller told parks officials a stray dog she took to the park had been diagnosed with the virus.

The virus can be life-threatening for animals that have not been properly vaccinated, including puppies that have not received all of their shots.

Adult dogs that have been properly vaccinated are at low risk, according to a press release from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

A veterinarian inspected the park May 10 and said there were no indications the park had been contaminated with the virus.

The Alum Creek State Park dog park reopened later that afternoon after being cleaned and disinfected, officials said.