Union County’s ordinance requires dog owners to “scoop up” after their pets, both at home and in public places. Dog droppings are both a nuisance and a health hazard. They attract flies, spread disease and contribute to water pollution. It’s important for pet owners to “scoop up” after Rover on trails, bike paths, school grounds and parks. It is especially inconsiderate and rude to allow your dog to “poop” on someone’s lawn or parking strip and just walk off. Carry a supply of plastic bags to clean up after your dog. To use, slip a bag over your hand and collect the droppings. Then pull the bag off of your hand so the droppings are inside (like pulling off a sock cuff first). Tie the bag shut and dispose of it in a trash can.