Why you should make sure your dog waste is picked up (infographic)

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EVER LEAVE POOP BEHIND?

IN YOUR YARD, ON THE TRAIL, OUT OF SIGHT?

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.

PoopBuddy aims to inspire responsibility among dog owners by introducing fun to an otherwise stinky task. Learn more at poopbuddy.com.

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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