Poop is gross. Pets may be cute but their poop is still gross. When their excrement is left on the ground, the bacteria and waste remnants wash easily into the storm drain during a rainfall and are delivered to the lakes and rivers we play in. Don’t go boating in a poop river. Please, pick up after your pet.
This study in the National Institutes of Health database discusses the types of pathogens found in dog waste and their resistance to our most common antibiotics: http://bit.ly/37WSm3I