3 dogs die for hours after an outing to the lake, they were exposed to toxic blue-green algae.

3 dogs die for hours after an outing to the lake, they were exposed to toxic blue-green algae.

WILMINGTON, NC (CNN) – Again, two dog owners in North Carolina are devastated and warn others after the death of their three dogs a few hours after exposure to blue-green algae.

According to WECT, Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz took the dogs to a pond in Wilmington to play and swim on Thursday night.

Back at home, one of the Westies started acting strangely. They took her to an emergency animal hospital. Then the other dogs began to grasp and show signs of liver failure. Just after midnight, the three dogs were dead.

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At 12:08 AM, our dogs crossed the rainbow bridge together. They contracted blue green algae poisoning and there was…

Posted by Melissa Martin on Thursday, August 8, 2019

Now, homeowners warn others against the dangers of toxic algae.

In an article on Facebook that has been shared thousands of times, Martin says Mintz and her are on a mission to set up signs near the water, warning of the possibility of toxic algae.

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