Dog dirt is a health hazard and someday your child might be affected by someone else’s failure to ‘do the right thing’. Train your dog to “go at home” in the garden. Failure to clean up your dog’s waste can lead to a 150 euro “on-the-spot” fine or on summary conviction to a fine of up to 3,000 euro.
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.