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Doggie Health Fair helps residents and their pets

The first Doggie Health Fair, held at the Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park, offered community members the information they need to keep their pets healthy.

Iowa City and Coralville area dog owners and their pets gathered at the Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park on Sunday afternoon for the first Doggie Health Fair, hosted by the Iowa City Parks & Recreation Department in collaboration with the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation.

The Thornberry Dog Park, which opened in 2006, features a pond for dogs to cool off in as well as a section for small dogs, larger dogs, and dogs that don’t get along well with others.

Dave Bourgeois, the Thornberry Dog Park coordinator for nine years, said the park offers a safe off-leash environment in which dogs can socialize with other dogs.

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