Ever Leave Dog Poop on the Ground?

 

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:

 

 

Infographic details:

 

 

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

  • Campylobacteriosis 

  • Symptoms: fever, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes

  • Salmonellosis

  • Symptoms: fever, shock, lethargy, dehydration, more

  • E.coli, Giardia, Parvo

  • Symptoms: diarrhea, vomiting

  • Coccidia

  • 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.

  • Then what?

  • 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

 

 

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