THE TRUTH ABOUT DOG POOP

Not all poop is created equal. Dog waste (unlike cow manure) is not fertilizer.

Pet Waste is one of the largest sources of water pollution.

Just one gram of dog waste contains millions of bacteria and can lead to beach closures.

The US EPA classifies dog waste as a dangerous pollutant, in the same category as toxic chemicals and oil.

Dog poop is a common carrier of nasty things like heart worms, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, parvovirus, giardia, salmonella and E. coli.

Unattended pet waste washes into storm drains, polluting our creeks, rivers and the ocean with bacteria that are harmful to people, pets and marine life.

Dog poop needs to be tossed into the trash, even when you pick it up with biodegradable bags. Never leave it on the ground, particularly where it can be washed away by rain or ocean tides.

Picking up after your dog and tossing it in the trash protects our community’s health and our environment.

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