I hear you already saying, "what?"
The world is full of wacky dedicated days, but before you
discount this one, consider the overall message.
National Scoop the Poop week is intended to educate pet owners
on the importance of cleaning up after their pets by
By now, you should know what a pooper-scooper is. If you
do not, shame on you!
A pooper-scooper is any device used to pick up an animal's fecal
matter. Pooper-scooper devices often have a bag or bag attachment.
'Poop bags' are alternatives to pooper scoopers, and are simply a
bag, usually turned inside out, to carry the feces to a proper
disposal area. Most typically, you are the pooper scooper and
you are using some type of poop scooping device.
Dog droppings are one of the leading sources of E.coli (fecal
coliforms) bacterial pollution. One gram of dog feces
contains over 20,000,000 E.coli cells. While an individual
dog's deposit of feces will not measurably, the cumulative effect
can create problems of contamination of soil and water
No one likes to waltz through the droppings that their own dog
leaves behind, never mind the droppings that other dogs
leave. Cleaning up after your dog keeps public places looking
and smelling good. Cleaning up after your dog is also the
law; the fine for not cleaning up after your dog is $100 in the
City of Edmonton.
Be responsible and scoop the poop!