This is pretty self explainatory. But, for those who just can't see the crap in the sand, here are some reminders ....
...and if that doesn't convince you.. here are more!
Read the article here:
What is there to fear?
Some of the common pathogens are tapeworms, roundworms, cryptosporidium, salmonella, e.coli, parvovirus and many others.
One of the worst culprits is the tapeworm. They are the single most common infection transmitted by discarded dog poop in United States.
Tapeworms are caused by the ingestion of flea larvae, but also can be caused if an owner tracks flea larvae-contaminated dog poo into the house and a pet is exposed. In the veterinary clinic I work at during the summers, tapeworms are commonly referred to as rice worms. They’re easily treated with flea preventative and tapeworm treatment, but even more easily prevented by properly disposing of animal poop.
Doggie doo is also an environmental pollutant. If the waste is not picked up it will run into the sewers with the rain. This leads to contaminated streams and seawater. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Americans owned 68 million dogs in 2000, and 40% of these dogs were large dogs over 40 pounds. This adds up to a large mess if owners don’t clean up after their pets.
Pet poop is a problem, but what’s the solution? Many cities have laws concerning scooping poo. Most states will issue a ticket ranging from $25 to $200 for leaving a dog’s business on the sidewalk. Australia has even gone so far as to have their own plain clothes poop police approaching irresponsible owners to change their behavior.
Using flea preventative will help prevent a pet from developing tapeworms from ingesting any flea larvae on their own skin, but they are still susceptible to flea larvae in the environment. Get ready for those tapeworms.
Where is the environmental impact statement which describes the impact all the sand encrusted crap will go when the park is overflowed in our typical 5 year flood waters? Obviously they don't want to talk about all the people who when no one is looking will just brush sand over the offensive pile and walk away.....
AND WE HAVE NOT EVEN ADDRESSED THE NOICE PROBLEMS!
Once you get past the smell, disease and noise, its time to bring up the
Where in the world do they think they will PARK? There simply is NO ROOM for this activity here in Oceanside Harbor! Before seriously considering a Dog Park, they should be considering helping to build a Parking Facility! Anyone hear them saying they would be willing to help with $ to build a parking facility?
Typical beach day in the Spring and Fall months!
Do you see any ADDITIONAL PARKING IN THIS PICTURE!!
Why A Dog Beach Is A Bad Idea!
Why They Are A Bad Idea!
"It's Your Job to Protect Your Dog"
By Ed Frawley