A dog may be known as a persons’s best friend but unscooped poop can be a person’s worst enemy. When you and your dog are enjoying a walk in the park, along a pedestrian trail or one of the many sidewalks throughout the city, always make sure you clean up after your pet. The City provides numerous Pet Waste dispensers throughout the City with disposable Mutt Mitts (waste bags) for your convenience.
Pets Waste Affects Health and Water Quality
Pet waste contains harmful organisms like E.coli, Giardia, and roundworms which can be transmitted to people and pets if not cleaned up. When it rains, pet waste gets washed down the storm drain and into the nearest stream or lake. The organisms in dog waste can pollute our streams, creeks, and lakes, making our favorite places to swim and play unsafe.
What Can We Do?
Luckily, the solution to this problem is quite simple. All you have to do is:
Scoop your dog’s waste
Put it in a bag
Put it in the trash.
Scooping on walks: Keep a supply of bags near your dog’s leash. Use a bag dispenser that can be clipped to the leash. You can also use old newspaper, sandwich or bread bags. Tie bags to the leash if you don’t have pockets.