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Environmental Education

10 Reasons to be a pooper-scooper

  1. Stormwater carries pet waste and other pollutants directly into waterways.
  2. Animal waste adds nitrogen to the water. Excess nitrogen depletes the water's oxygen, which is necessary for healthy underwater grasses, wildlife and fish.
  3. Animal waste may contain harmful organisms such as Giardia, Salmonella and E. coli that can be transmitted to humans and other animals by ingesting contaminated water.
  4. Roundworms and hookworms deposited by infected animals can live in the soil for a long time and be transmitted to other animals and humans.
  5. It's the law! Many urban and suburban areas require you to pick up after your pet. Even if there is no restriction, cleaning up after your pet is the right thing to do.
  6. By joining the growing number of responsible pet owners, you might encourage hotel managers to accept pets when you're traveling and keep extra fees to a minimum.
  7. Let's face it - no one likes to step in pet waste and spread it into homes, cars and businesses.
  8. Scooping on a daily basis and applying lime will help prevent odors.
  9. It's easy to clean up by carrying plastic small plastic bags and paper towels in your pocket. The bags can be secured and thrown away in the garbage.
  10. Your neighbors will appreciate the good manners.