City of Conway Dog Park reopens after closure over virus scare

City of Conway Dog Park is now reopen after officials closed it on Monday following a report a dog may have had parvovirus while in the park, said City Spokesperson Taylor Newell.

Officials were made aware of a report of the virus via Facebook and closed the park out of an abundance of caution to thoroughly clean the area, Newell said. The park reopened Thursday afternoon.

A dog may have had the virus and an owner may have not picked up after the dog, Newell said.

Park rules posted at the park state all dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations before entering the park and owners must pick up after their pets and dispose of pet waste in proper recyclables.

“We care for the safety of our residents and their fur babies,” Newell posted in a Conway Facebook group. “And that’s why we encourage everyone to have their dogs vaccinated before taking them to any dog park or in any public place and it’s also why we encourage dog owners to pick up after their dogs.”

Here’s where to find more information about pet vaccines through the Horry County Animal Care Center.

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