To the Editor:
Re: Water fountain at Killeen dog park
I have been going to the Killeen dog park for a while now and enjoyed my dogs playing there as well as meeting many awesome people along the way.
In recent weeks, there has been an issue with dogs getting sick with a stomach virus that has been causing hefty vet bills for the owners.
The culprit seems to be the park’s water fountain, which is rather small, and the water in it turns into a sauce of dog saliva after just a short use.
Are the fountains being cleaned and if not, is there any way that the issue could be addressed with the city?
We, as dog parents, are grateful for having the park but also do not want our babies exposed to things that can make them sick.
I have started to bring my own water and my own bowl. Maybe there is a way to increase the water flow to wash out the nastiness, because the flow at the fountain right now is more of a trickle, and the upper part where one can get clean water to fill a bowl does not work at all.