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Pet Pals TV: Concerns over deadly blue-green algae

Pet Pals TV: Concerns over deadly blue-green algae

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Concerns are growing over deadly blue-green algae found in lakes and ponds across the country.

Patty Spitler from Pet Pals TV joined Tom Dock, certified veterinary journalist and Pet Pals TV reporter, to talk about the concerns and how blue-green algae can affect animals and humans.

Testing is still underway at Eagle Creek, Ft. Harrison, Geist and Morse Reservoirs, but environmentalists have found dangerous levels of the algae in Monroe Lake and Mississinnewa Lake.

Dock said no cases of deadly blue-green have been reported in Indiana. But just recently three dogs died after playing in water that contained the algae in north Carolina.

Dock shared the warning signs to look out for if your animal comes in contact with the algae. He also provided some tips on keeping yourself and your pets safe.

You can view a map of algae warnings here.

You can watch Pet Pals TV on Sundays at 10 a.m., right here on WISH-TV. You can also go to


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.