Dog waste makes dog owners look bad.
|Please Clean Up After Your Dog
Each dog's owner or handler is responsible for picking up and disposing of their dog's waste. This will help keep the park environment clean so that dogs, children and adults are happy and healthy. Pet waste left behind can transmit harmful diseases to other pets and children. A Dogi Pot is located at every park to provide a tool for dog owners to help keep the park clean.
Top Five Reasons to Clean Up After Your Dog
It's common courtesy.
Only irresponsible dog owners leave their dog's waste for others to look at, step in or clean up. Leaving poop encourages other dogs to mark that spot.
Dog waste is unhealthy.
Pet waste carries disease-causing organisms such as giardia and salmonella, which can make water unsafe for drinking or swimming. One gram of dog feces contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform bacteria.
Dog waste biodegrades slowly.
The biodegradation process is very slow, especially in places where the dog population is high. Poop can accumulate faster than it breaks down.
Dog poop is one of the reasons for negative opinions of dogs and their owners. Not picking up after your dog tops the list of complaints about dogs.
Your actions set the example for others.
Teach children how to properly clean up after a pet. Tell friends and neighbors about the ill effects of animal waste on the environment. Encourage them to clean up after pets.