Officers on the lookout for off-leash dogs at Carkeek Park

With the salmon spawning at Carkeek Park, Seattle Parks and Animal Control will be conducting emphasis patrols for any off-leash dogs.

Piper’s Creek at Carkeek is a popular salmon viewing spot, and Animal Control says dogs pose both a danger to the salmon and themselves. Salmon poisoning is fatal in 90% of dogs.

So officers are asking everyone to keep their dogs on a leash and out of the creek. Fines can range from $54 to $162.

For those wishing to view salmon in Piper’s Creek, the Salmon Stewards will be at the park every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. until Dec. 3 to help visitors spot returning salmon and answer questions.

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