Leave pets at home: Enchanted Rock posts warning after dog deaths

Hill Country
Enchanted Rock

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (KXAN) — On Sunday, officials said three dogs had died of heat stroke at Enchanted Rock within the past week.

“We strongly advise leaving your pets at home in a safe and controlled environment,” park officials said in a Facebook post, noting that high temperatures for this week were projected to be around 100 degrees, causing temperatures on the granite trails to reach 130 degrees or higher.

The Facebook post included an infographic showing how visitors can stay safe during summer: hydration for you and your pets, dressing smart for the heat, eating healthy salty snacks, hiking with a friend and planning ahead.

Enchanted Rock, which is located on the border of Gillespie and Llano Counties — 18 miles north of Fredericksburg — sees around 250,000 visitors a year. 

In July, Texas Parks and Wildlife said park rangers were rescuing more people than in previous years. 

Visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for details on visiting Enchanted Rock. 

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