Ever leave dog poop behind?
In your yard, park or trail?
Here's what happens to what you don't pick up or have cleaned:
Here’s what happens NOT PICKED UP from DOG PARK, YOUR LAWN
72.8 million dogs currently live in the United States
40% of Americans don't pick up after their dogs
44% wouldn’t pick up if asked are lying
Beware! 1 gram of dog 23 million feces contains fecal bacteria
Decompostion Begins Toxic bacteria seeps into the soil
Poop carries dangerous pathogens and pollutes our freshwater supply
Wastewater treatment IS NOT designed to filter dog waste!
Diseases & Viruses
Symptoms: fever, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes
Symptoms: fever, shock, lethargy, dehydration, more
E.coli, Giardia, Parvo
Symptoms: diarrhea, vomiting
Symptoms: bloody diarrhea, vomiting, dehyrdation, more
FACT: Our natural ecostystem can handle 2 dogs per square mile. In urban areas, there are 125 dogs per square mile.
Always bag it & trash it! Even when no one is watching!
According to the EPA, dog poop is as toxic to the environment as chemical and oil spills.
SOURCES: GreenvilleCounty.org, National Resources Defense Council, Alamo Area, Partners for Animal Welfare, Keep It Clean Partnership, Environmental Protection Agency, Cable News Network