Charlotte County, Fl

Charlotte County officials have taken the precautionary measure of closing two dog parks in the county due to a confirmed case of Bordetella. Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park and Katherine Ariens Dog Park were both closed for cleaning, as this illness is spread through canine coughing, sneezing, or other forms of droplet spray. Bordetella bronchiseptica is one of the most common infectious diseases among dogs and can cause lung tissue to become infected. As of yet, no reopen date has been set for Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park.