Dog waste is very unpleasant, a nuisance and can be a public health issue. Dog owners must now remove their pets' waste from public places and dispose of it in a proper manner. This obligation particularly applies to public roads, footpaths, parks and beaches. Pooper-scoopers are available from the Local Authority to pet owners free of charge.
Toxocara canis (intestinal roundworm of dogs)
Toxocara Canis is the roundworm that can be found in the faeces of infected puppies or adult dogs. There are health impacts associated with dog fouling which are communicable to humans from animals. Children are the group most susceptible as their immune systems are underdeveloped and risks of contamination are higher when children play outdoors in neighbourhoods where dog owners do not responsibly look after dog waste.
Dog droppings contain harmful bacteria and nutrients.
It's very important that dog's do not defecate in public places indiscriminately and that they are checked for this parasite on a regular basis.
How to Poop Scoop
Simply place a bag over the dog faeces and lift it whilst pulling the bag downwards with your other hand. Tie a knot in the bag and dispose of it in a litter bin or take it home for disposal.