INTERNATIONAL POOPER SCOOPER WEEK
What goes in must come out. That’s why the first week in April is International Pooper Scooper Week. It’s in recognition of a swelling problem. The week of April 1-7 every year is to educate pet owners on the importance of cleaning up after their dogs.
The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) estimates that pet pooches produce over 4.4 billion pounds of waste per year. That’s enough to cover 900 football fields with 12 inches of dog waste!
The annual convention of pooper scoopers includes a race called “a turd-herding contest.”
HOW TO OBSERVE
Do your doody and pick up after your dog, or hire someone to do it for you. Follow on social media using #PooperScooperWeek and fetch your best turd collection tips, tricks, and solutions.
Visit the website for professional Pooper Scoopers.
The first official International Pooper Scooper Week was in 2008. It was suggested by one of the aPaws’ board members and was subsequently voted on.
The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe everyone should be able to go barefoot without a messy squish between their toes.
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