(Bozeman, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is urging the public to keep pets out of contact with fish carcasses along the banks of the Yellowstone River. While the parasite associated with this fish kill has not been shown to cause health problems in humans or pets, bacteria or other harmful materials associated with decomposing fish could sicken pets.
FWP State Wildlife Veterinarian Jennifer Ramsey says, “It’s always a good idea to keep your pets away from sick, dead, or dying wildlife.”
REMINDER: FWP is hosting a public meeting to answer questions about the fish kill and related Yellowstone River closure on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Park County Fairgrounds in Livingston at 6 p.m.
Via MT FWP