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Aug. 3, 2021 | Tuesday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter: Dog owners need to pick up after pets
Pet owners need to remember to scoop their dog's poop. (Image courtesy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Dear editor:

It is a good routine to walk your faithful and fun-loving Fido.

But please be considerate and pick up after your dog.

Why leave your dog poop on our lawn or  somebody else's property?

Do you know dog poop is actually considered an environmental pollutant – viruses, bacteria and parasites found in dog poop can cause disease contamination.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a gram of dog waste can contain up to 23 million fecal bacteria!

If you forgot to take a poop bag with you, please have the courtesy to ask a homeowner nearby. I am sure they will be happy to supply a garbage bag for you to dispose of Fido’s poop.

Janet Tan