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Contact: Juan Rodriguez, 361-949-8068
Contact: William Botts, 361-949-8068
Superintendent, Joe Escoto, announced today, that the dog ban that has been in effect since December 9 has been lifted. However, visitors choosing to bring their dogs to the National Seashore may still be placing their dogs at risk for severe illness and potentially death.
The park has limited information regarding the cause of the dog and coyote deaths that have occurred in the park in the last few months. The information that is available points to a probable connection between the consumption of marine organisms by canines with the severe illness and death that has occurred in several instances.
The park suggests that if you do decide to bring your dog to the park, that you take precautions. Keep your dog on a leash (not to exceed six feet) and do not let your pet consume any dead fish or marine life that remains on the beach. If your dog does becomes ill after visiting the park please alert park authorities.