Canal Fulton City Manager Mark Cozy said because whatever is making dogs sick isn't “a pandemic,” there's no need to keep the park closed.
Area dog parks temporarily closed nearly a month ago as a precaution, and the Stark County Humane Society Mutt Strut was canceled two weeks ago.
The dog park in Plain Township remained closed Friday, according to the administrator's office.
“We are back to the drawing table,” Hawkins said.
She also said the reports of dogs becoming ill in Michigan with circovirus symptoms subsequently would not be connected to the cases of the sick dogs in Ohio because circovirus is no longer something the Department of Agriculture is looking at.
Symptoms among affected dogs in Ohio have included vomiting and bloody diarrhea.
Veterinarians recommend dog owners monitor their pets and said, if they show signs of illness, to immediately take them to a veterinarian.
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