Spring is coming and local animal control officers know exactly what this means – more dog pots on surfaces, pitches and public parks.
That is why Felicia Camara, Attleboro North Controller of Animals, is trying to raise awareness of the public health dangers of dog laws and dog laws that district communities must fight.
She said that when weather gets hotter people start walking their dogs and bringing them to the park more often. Sometimes the owners do not clean up after the pets.
The poop can spread diseases, including hooks, tape and heart worms, as well as other parasites, Camara said.
The waste also attracts raccoons, which attract coyotes. “It’s a vicious cycle,” she said.
Camara said that thumb at Attleboro North, like most of the towns, requires owners to clean up after their dogs and to dispose of waste.
In Northern Attleboro, a dog owner can be fined $ 25 for the first offense and $ 50 for the second one.
In Norfolk, Hilary Cohen, an animal control officer, who was on the job 25 years, said that the first offense gets a warning, a second fine comes with a $ 30 fine and a third $ 50 fine.
She said that she receives less than 10 fines per year, but it can lead to interesting court challenges.
Once a dog owner gave a lover to the court in Tupperware container to challenge the assessed fine. He argued that the box would be tested to prove that he was not a dog.
It is difficult to give citations, she said, because she must attest the offense or a person must submit a video or photograph.
Cohen said that she had attempted to promote the need for clean-up by giving out gift certificates to those she sees making a win, but that many parents wanted to look after their child if they had a child. walk the dog and earn a certificate of gift.
Butch Keefer, the animal control officer at Attleboro, said that most of the offenses happen after hours, so it rarely takes anyone.
The evidence it receives is from people who send photos of neighbors who send an email to the rules.
He said that he receives many complaints about dog dogs at Capron Park, Poncin-Hewitt and Lees Pond parks.
“It’s a problem. I’m sure it’s a problem in every community, ”he said.
Not only are dissatisfaction of dogs unhappy and unhealthy, it is a major pollutant.
The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington published a recent article stating that it is an “environmental harm” for everyone to clean up after their dogs.
The article said animal waste is recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency as part of the chloroform bacteria in water.
It can also spread diseases on land.
“Dog waste can contain bacteria, parasites and pathogens that can cause direct and indirect illness. While the poo in your yard appears to have gone over time or washed away, some micro-organisms such as Round Worms, E. coli, and Giardia can continue and survive in your yard for up to four years unless picked up, ”state of the article.
Camara also says that dog feces are not good lawn fertilizer. It is different from what comes out of cows because of different diets and digestive systems of animals, she said.
Dog waste burns waste and fertilises cow waste.
In recent years, companies have been advised that your house will be charged and that your dog waste buckets will be paid for proper disposal.