America's 71 million
dogs produce 29,000 tons
of waste each day.
city of San Francisco has shown that dog poop occupies 3.4% of residential landfills.
water carries dog poop and other dog waste directly into waterways. Pet
waste is responsible for up to 90%
of all bacterial watershed pollution in urban areas of the
has a lot of nitrogen and adding nitrogen to our water depletes the
oxygen needed for fish and wildlife.
bags or even biodegradable
bags when thrown in an air tight landfill would overcrowd our land
and not biodegrade. An EPA report states, “Flushing pet waste is the best disposal method.”
Salmonella live inside dog poop and are dangerous to
and other animals when they enter our water system.
and hookworms are also common in dog poop. These parasites
dangerous too when we contact them in soil.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 2 days worth of
dog waste from about 100 dogs would
contribute enough pollution to close a bay, and all
watershed areas within 20 miles of it.
is 75% water and can be
25% of dog waste can be used
as fertilizer for non-food crops.