To highlight the importance of cleaning up after your pets to help protect our drinking water, aPaws has established the first week of April as International Pooper Scooper week. aPaws was founded in 2002 by a group of professional pooper scoopers who want to make everyone aware of the importance of picking up and properly disposing of pet waste. www.apaws.org.
The American Pet Association estimates that pet pooches produce over 4.4 billion pounds of waste per year. That’s enough to cover 900 football fields with 12 inches of dog waste!
Dog poop can pose a serious health hazard because a number of common parasites, including roundworm, are transmitted via dog poop. When infected dog droppings are left on the ground, the eggs of the roundworms and other parasites can linger in the soil for years. As a result, anyone who comes in contact with the soil also comes in contact with the infected eggs. Children run the greatest risk of infection because they’re prone to play in the dirt at the park or playground and then put their hands in their mouths or rub their eyes with their hands.
If you can’t pick up the pet waste yourself or find the task nasty, then you can always hire a professional pooper scooper to do it for you. Give C & G Pet Sitting a call today 309-212-8865.