Thursday, February 19, 2009
A Special Post for Downtown Dog Owners
I know you've seen these. USE THEM (if you already use them you get a gold star, this is not for you). Court Square is suffering from an unfortunate and avoidable surplus of poo at the moment. It's not good. These receptacles are conveniently and purposefully stationed along the Bluff Walk, along the sidewalk at Greenbelt park, in Confederate Park, THREE of them are in Court Square. Take a few plastic bags and tie them to your dogs leash so you always have them with you.
Here are the reasons why:
Removing dog poo prevents reinfestation of your dog from exposure to infective worm eggs and larvae.
Dog poo can transmit diseases from your dog to people.
Roundworm, hookworm and other parasitic worms may be transmitted to children and adults who play or work in an area where there is dog poo.
Ocular larva migrans, an eye disease caused by parasitic worms found in dog droppings can cause serious eye damage to young children.
After a day of baking in the sun, the odor from dog poo is yucky.
It can ruin a good pair of shoes. I know this one all too well.
Parks belong to everyone, not just our dogs.