Recent threads have discussed this issue. However, my question is....who knows of confirmed deaths in the south?
I work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and recently brought this issue to the attention of someone within the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and he stated that he was not aware of any cases within the state, but would like to know about any previous incidents with toxic blue-green algae blooms.
As such, if you know of confirmed dog deaths and/or illness related to BG Algae in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas or Louisiana please provide me with the following information (PM me if you prefer).
Date, Location (State, County), number of deaths or illness
p.s. For future reference, if you suspect a toxic algae bloom, please contact your state's Depart of Environmental Quality. This is the only way they will know of such events occuring and can take strides to implement monitoring programs, etc...