The lightning has chased the dogs away.

On Sunday, Sept. 10, two trees outside the gated Meadowbrook Dog Park were struck by lighting and the branches split.

So the park will be closed until the damaged branches can be removed.

This will happen in the next two days, district manager Michelle Vance said Monday morning.

For more updates visit the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park district's Facebook page at facebook.com/pg/tvrpd.