Category Archives: Summer

Photos from DDogNYC Clean-up at Battery Park

This morning we had a very successful Downtown Dog NYC clean up at the Large Lawn in Battery Park! Loads of people and dogs came out to enjoy the beautiful morning and help clean up the park. We even filled up a few holes in the lawn. Here are some pics of the event (mostly post clean-up):

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Our fearless leader, Jason, jumping the fence as his dog Emma is amazed!

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Doggy Love

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Yep – I’ve got the ball!

Park Clean Up

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Yum – Donuts!

 

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: