aPaws International Pooper Scooper Week April 1
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws), a non profit trade organization founded in February 2002, has e Fred Perry T-Shirts stablished April 1 7 as a special week of educating pet owners on the importance of cleaning up after their dogs. This has been deemed so important that it is listed on Chase’s Calendar of Events!
With the week in full swing, pet owners should be aware of the problems concerning dog waste. The American Pet Association esti Fred Perry T-Shirts mates that this country’s seventy one million pet dogs produce over 4.4 billion pounds of waste per year. That’s enough to cover 900 football fields with 12 inches of dog waste!
Dog poop is more than just a smelly nuisance pet waste can pose a serious health hazard. Why? . A number of common parasites, including roundworm, are transmitted via dog poop. When infected dog droppings are left on the ground the eggs of the roundworms and other parasites can linger in the soil for years. As a result, anyone who comes in contact with the soil also comes in contact with the infected eggs. Children ru Fred Perry T-Shirts n the greatest risk of infection because they’re prone to play in the dirt at the park or playground and then put their hands in their mouths or rub their eyes with their hands. But even a group of teens or adults playing Frisbee or touch football in an open area could be in danger. Parasitic infections can make humans extremely sick, and for pregnant women can pose a serious harm to their unborn child. It’s no joke!
Mark Your Calendar Annually April 1 7 and check your local resources for planned activities to help build awareness and concerns about pet waste. If you don’t have a local pooper scooper professional, why not plan an event yourself! Get some plastic Shirts and some pooper scoopers, grab some Fred Perry T-Shirts friends and neighbors and do a poop check at your local park. You’ll be surprised by the comments and compliments you’ll get from passersby.