Are Your Parks Becoming Littered With Dog Poop?
Even though most municipalities have ordinances requiring pet owners to pick up the waste their pets leave on public property, not everyone complies. About 40% of dog owners don’t remove the poop left by their pet on public walks, parks, and recreational areas.
Charging fines to the offenders only works if you can catch them in the act. But who can afford full time poop police to patrol our parks and recreational areas looking for poop offenders?
So we’re left with the problem of 40% of dog owners not cleaning up after their pets.
Dog Waste Is A Public Health Hazard
A common misconception about dog poop is that dog poop is a natural product and thus a good fertilizer, so there is no problem with leaving it. This is not true.
Dog poop is not a fertilizer; it is a health hazard. In fact, the EPA has designated pet waste as an environmental hazard.
Runoff from rain water can cause contamination of local water supplies due to the dog waste left lying in parks and other areas. You may think this is far-fetched, but the average-size dog can produce about 270 pounds of poop a year. Just think how much dog poop can be left lying around in a month by dog owners who do not scoop.
The Pet Butlers Handle Municipal Dog Waste Cleanup
When your parks and recreational areas are become a no-man’s-land of surprises left by uncaring or uninformed dog owners, you need a dog waste cleanup service.
The Pet Butlers will remove the offending dog waste for you, leaving your public parks and recreational areas clean and healthy. We do weekly and biweekly cleanup schedules.
Call us today at 314-482-0199 to discuss your dog waste problems and to get a quote on cleaning it up.