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Updated: Mar 10, 2022

The environmental hazards of dog poop.

The etiquette surrounding dog waste is a topic almost guaranteed to incite arguments between some dog owners who choose not to clean up after their pooches and residents who object to “gifts” left on their lawns and sidewalks. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that two or three days’ worth of waste from only 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay and all watershed areas to swimming or shell fishing within 20 miles. To put this into perspective: well over 77 million dogs live in the U.S., and the average dog deposits about ¾ pounds of waste each day. In other words, the environmental and health risks caused by irresponsible dog owners have an impact on neighborhoods in Silver Lake. And please respect your neighbors and do not dump dog waste in their trash cans.

For more insight on this topic, read these articles on diseases transmitted by dog poo:

L.A. County lifts outdoor mask mandates.

Read the latest on L.A.’s ever-changing mask mandates. Our advice? If you want to be protected from COVID, flus and colds, wear a mask!


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