Here in Killeen, Texas, furry babies are just as important to us as our actual babies. The City of Killeen knows that our babies are our first priority, and that is why they've made the decision to temporarily close a local dog park.

Get our free mobile app

KILLEEN DOG PARK CLOSED (FOR NOW)

Mickey’s Dog Park at 2201 E Veterans Memorial Blvd will be closed for a the next three weeks starting on Monday, October 10.

WHAT? WHY?

The Ccity of Killeen actually has a very good reason for closing the park.

The closure will allow park staff to overseed the grass for the winter. We all know that our furry babies love going into the dog parks and running amok and enjoying themselves, but those paws and claws can leave some damage and some spots of grass missing at the park.

The process of overseeding the dog park is very important so that we can have nice, fluffy grass and not a whole bunch of mud for our little pals to run around on.

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING OUT FOR OUR DOGS, KILLEEN

Labrador retriever and Staffordshire terrier dogs, portrait, sunny day
Getty Images
loading...

The City of Killeen says it will take up to three weeks to complete the process, so please allow the seeds to germinate and get a root in the ground so that we can be a newer and safer place for babies to enjoy.

As an animal lover and a dog owner myself, I just want to let the City of Killeen know we appreciate you taking care of our babies and being concerned for them as much as we are.

LOOK: 15 Pets You CAN'T Own in the City of Temple

Temple is a super pet-friendly place to live, but there are some animals city officials would really rather you not try to tame and keep in your home. Let's take a look at a few of the critters on the banned list.

Humane Society Rescues Over 50 Dogs from Horrific Home in Central Texas

The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) Cruelty Department rescued more than 50 dogs from a residence that investigators needed Hazmat suits to enter.

GOOD BOY: 10 Best Ways to Spoil Your Dog on National Dog Day

August 26 is National Dog Day, and we have some recommendations for how to make sure your little buddy knows just how much you love and appreciate them.

More From KTEM-AM