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CB1 Board Meeting

Hi all – this is a reminder that Downtown Dog will be presenting to the CB1 Board Meeting, October 7. Please come out and show your support for Downtown Dog and the efforts for off leash privileges.

The address is 1 Centre St Room # 2202 N. The meeting starts promptly at 6pm and we ask that members and supporters get there early and seated before 5:45pm. Please allow a little extra time to go through the security check in the lobby. There is enough seating for about 20 people and it would make a statement if we can fill all the seats with our Downtown Dog T shirts on!

The presentation will last roughly 4-5 minutes, which will be followed by Q&A from CB1 Board Members. After that it’s open to the public for Q&A. During this time, anyone from the audience can make a brief statement in support of Downtown Dog and establishing off leash privileges. After that everyone is free to leave or stay.

This is an exciting step for us, so please come and share in the excitement.

Phil

P.S. I would like to personally thank Ben and Joe for all the work done in preparing for the presentation and volunteering to speak on behalf of Downtown Dog.

First 2014 case of mosquito EEE virus in Massachusetts

What is EEE?

“Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious viral disease spread by mosquitoes that can affect people and horses. EEE can also cause disease in captive birds such as the ring-necked pheasant, emu, ostriches, quail and ducks. EEE infection and disease can occasionally occur in other livestock, deer, dogs, other mammals, reptiles and amphibians.” More important info about EEE from ny.gov.

News article from Boston Herald.

Be aware that your dog CAN get bit by mosquitoes and may contract EEE and other viruses and parasites, particularly heartworm. Standing water on the lawn or sidewalks are common breeding areas for mosquito larvae. See graphic: