Pet Waste

Did you know that the average dog can produce nearly a pound of waste each day?
  • Pet waste left on lawns and in public spaces in not only gross, it can be quite harmful too.
  • If left in your yard, pet waste can kill grass and other plants.
  • Pet waste contains twice as much bacteria as human waste!
  • A single gram of pet waste can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria and can spread diseases like Giardia and Salmonella.
  • Adults and children who come in contact with pet wast can get sick.
  • When pet waste washes into storm drains and waterways, it can make the water unhealthy for people and wildlife.
  • Pet wast in water ways can even cause algae to grow, making the water turn an unpleasant green color.
How can you help?
  • Bring it!  Always bring a plastic bag with you when you walk your dog.
  • Bag it! Use the bag as a glove to pick up pet waste.  
  • Dispose of it!  Properly dispose of pet waste in a trash can.  NEVER leave bag behind or leave in storm drain. 
  • Take the PUP PLEDGE!

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