The Dirty Facts
Pet waste is full of bacteria, parasites, and other harmful organisms that can negatively impact the health of humans and also our pets. When it rains, improperly disposed of pet waste makes its way down stormdrains, and out into Charleston’s surrounding water bodies, causing all sorts of harm. It can lead to increased algal growth, decreased oxygen content in the water, and can even cause fish kills when it reaches our waterways.
Please make sure you are doing your part to clean up behind your four-legged friend, including when it’s in your own backyard.