Due to the increased risk of canine upper respiratory disease in the Chicagoland area, the Village is taking precautionary steps in temporarily closing its Dog Park to avoid transmission of this virus to our beloved pets.
Signs and symptoms of CIV are nasal discharge, coughing (dry, similar to kennel cough), sneezing, lethargy, lack of appetite, fever and difficulty breathing that can lead to pneumonia if left untreated.
Exposure can take place anywhere there is close contact between animals. These locations can be shelters, breeding centers, Pet stores, daycares, boarding facilities, groomers and even dog parks.
The virus spreads the same way that the human flu spreads – through direct contact (licking, nuzzling), through the air (coughing, sneezing) and on contaminated surfaces (water bowls, cages, human hands, or clothing recently contacted by infected pets).
We will resume dog park attendance after the threat has passed.
Thank you for your patience.