here’s the scoop

pet waste left on the ground is a significant contributing factor to the spread of a host of diseases, including parvo virus, giardia, salmonella and E. coli bacteria. It can also flow untreated into the water supply. Not to mention that it’s gross and pollutes the parks and sidewalks.

I thought I was just being cranky when I seemed to notice more dog elimination on sidewalks and in the parks in my neighborhood. But it wasn’t all in my head according to the New York Daily News:

The number of dog owners getting nipped with summonses for not scooping their pooch’s poop more than doubled this year as part of a citywide crackdown on the nasty behavior.

“Clean up after your dog or we are going to get you,” warned Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty.

From another article written in April in the Daily News about being environmentally friendly with out pets, this scary information is revealed:

…pet waste left on the ground is a significant contributing factor to the spread of a host of diseases, including parvo virus, giardia, salmonella and E. coli bacteria. It can also flow untreated into the water supply. Not to mention that it’s gross and pollutes the parks and sidewalks.

It’s always a drag to discover the dogs’ calling cards just as your foot encounters it. I don’t just want to complain, so if you follow the link to that second article, there are lots of solutions. There, I feel better.

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