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Ward 7 News: Attention Dog Owners!

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Ward 7 official websiteHelp make our parks #1 by picking up #2!

Let’s face it, poop happens! Dog poop. And with over 120,000 dogs in the city, the amount of pet waste in our parks can quickly add up if owners aren’t picking up after their pooches.

Picking up your dog’s waste is not just about responsible pet ownership - it’s about keeping our parks and off-leash areas safe. Did you know that dog waste often contains parasites, E. Coli and other bacteria, all of which can cause serious illness in humans? Unfortunately, dog waste doesn’t wash away or disappear, so the risk of spreading its harmful effects can linger for years!

Thankfully, there is a simple solution. Always carry pet waste baggies with you when you walk your dog, and pick up and dispose of your pet’s waste as soon as possible. 

To learn more about the importance of picking up and disposing of your pet’s waste, check out our Pick Up Pooch's Poo Yourself (P.U.P.P.Y.) program at


This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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