It’s National Scoop the Poop week in the USA.
In 1991, the EPA declared dog poo a non-point source pollutant. Other non-point sources include herbicides, oil and chemicals (including those used for production agriculture, or in your own back yard).
(Is it any wonder why people are so concerned in New Zealand about cow urine and dung’s impacts on the environment? A single cow excretes lots more waste than a single dog!)
To get into the spirit of things, the DoodyFree Water Project is giving away 250,000 pet waste bags to dog parks and other green spaces. You can apply through their website by explaining how a bag donation will impact on your community. You can also read about DoodyFree projects in your state.
The DoodyFree Water Project is sponsored by waste management company DoodyCalls.
Read my other posts about responsible dog ownership and scooping the poop:
The public relations nightmare of unscooped poop
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand