Dog poo is a pollutant and health hazard

Dog poo is an environmental pollutant and a human health hazard with bacteria and parasites harmful to humans and spreads disease.
It is estimated that a single gram of dog waste can contain 23 million faecal coliform bacteria which is known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestine illness and serious kidney disorders in humans.
Dog poo not picked up becomes riddled with maggots in warm weather and carries diseases and parasites.
Dog poo can carry the parvovirus, a potentially deadly intestinal virus that is shed in faeces.
The parvovirus can live in the environment for a very long time.
There is supposed to be a law to fine people who do not pick up their dog poo when walking.
This law should also apply to homeowners.
People should be made aware of the responsibility of owning a dog.

Letter, 2 Sept 2020
Gloria Archer, Woy Woy