The Top 5 Reasons To Scoop That Poop!

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Here are some important reasons to always clean up after your doggie:

5.) Nobody likes to step in pet waste. Not only is it annoying, but stepping in dog waste means it will more likely be spread into homes, cars and businesses. In some areas cleaning up after your dog is required by law. Your neighbor’s will be happy you scooped that poop too!

4.) Dog waste causes pollution. When pet waste is improperly disposed of, it can be picked up by stormwater runoff and washed into stormdrains or nearby waterbodies. Since stormdrains do not always connect to treatment facilities, untreated animal feces often end up in lakes and streams, causing significant water pollution.

3.) Dog waste can close our waterways. Two or three days worth of dog droppings from a population of about 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay and all watershed areas within 20 miles to swimming and shell fishing.

2.) Dog waste harms underwater grasses, wildlife & fish. Animal waste adds nitrogen to the water. Excess nitrogen depletes the oxygen in water necessary for beneficial underwater grasses, wildlife and fish.

1.) Humans and other animals can get sick from dog waste. Animal waste may also contain harmful organisms such as Giardia, Salmonella and E. coli that can be transmitted to humans and other animals by ingesting contaminated water. Roundworms and hookworms deposited by infected animals can live in the soil for long periods of time and be transmitted to other animals and humans.


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