The holiday season is a time to come together and be grateful for many things including our friends, family, and the planet we live on. While we are coming together to celebrate this season, it is important to keep the health of our planet in mind. One simple way you can do your part is to make sure you are picking up your dog’s waste. Leaving behind your friendly pup’s waste is harmful to our environment and your local watershed!
A single gram of dog waste contains 23 million bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Left-behind waste can cause:
- Illness to people, pets, and wildlife
- Damage to aquatic ecosystems
- Polluted drinking water supplies
Be a responsible pet owner and always carry a plastic bag with you on walks. Do not forget to put your pet’s waste in the bag and toss it in the trash.
Remember to take a few minutes during your celebrating this season to be a good environmental steward and know you are doing your part to keep our watersheds clean! Click here for tips and more information!