What do you do when you have dog do's on your front lawn?

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Market surveys report 30-40% of dog owners fail to pick up dog waste, from residential properties and public spaces, after their dog has deposited it.
Our goal is too reduce the incidence of uncollected dog waste being left behind by lazy and inconsiderate dog owners.

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What do you do when you have dog do's on your front lawn?

  1. 1. YOU HAVE DO‟S: PET OWNERSHIP • PET OWNERSHIP IS A LARGE AND EXPANDING MARKET; • OWNERSHIP OF DOGS IS PROJECTED TO INCREASE FROM 38% TO 42% IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, ACCORDING TO THE RSPCA; • THERE ARE NOW 3.41 MILLION DOGS IN AUSTRALIA3.41 MILLION DOGS; • THERE ARE 78.2 MILLION DOGS IN THE US TODAY; • THERE ARE 6.1 MILLION DOGS IN CANADA; AND, • THERE ARE OVER 60 MILLION PET DOGS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION, AND 73.5MILLION IN ALL OF EUROPE. YOU HAVE DO'S: HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU? 2 2/15/2014
  2. 2. YOU HAVE DO‟S: THE MARKET • MARKET SURVEYS REPORT 30-40% OF DOG OWNERS FAIL TO PICK UP DOG WASTE, FROM RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLIC SPACES, AFTER THEIR DOG HAS DEPOSITED IT, LEAVING BEHIND EACH YEAR APPROXIMATELY: • IN AUSTRALIA, FORTY PERCENT OF DOGS AND OWNERS, (1,364,000) WHO LEAVE THEIR DOGS WASTE UNCOLLECTED CONTRIBUTE 94,116,000 KG‟S; • IN THE USA, FORTY PERCENT OF DOGS AND OWNERS, (31,280,000) WHO LEAVE THEIR DOGS WASTE UNCOLLECTED CONTRIBUTE 863,328,000 KG‟S; • IN CANADA, FORTY PERCENT OF DOGS AND OWNERS, (2,440,000) WHO LEAVE THEIR DOGS WASTE UNCOLLECTED CONTRIBUTE 168,360,000 KG‟S; AND, • IN EUROPE, FORTY PERCENT OF DOGS AND OWNERS, (7,280,000) WHO LEAVE THEIR DOGS WASTE UNCOLLECTED CONTRIBUTE 502,320,000 KG‟S. YOU HAVE DO'S: HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU? 3 2/15/2014
  3. 3. YOU HAVE DO‟S: QUICK HEALTH FACTS • THE EPA (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY) CLASSIFIED PET WASTE AS A DANGEROUS POLLUTANT IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS TOXIC CHEMICALS; • PET WASTE CAN SPREAD PARASITES INCL, TAPEWORMS, SALMONELLA, AND ROUNDWORM • ROUNDWORM EGGS CAN REMAIN ACTIVE IN THE SOIL LONG AFTER DOG FAECES HAS WEATHERED AWAY. • CHILDREN ARE MOST AT RISK. ROUNDWORM CAN CAUSE CONDITIONS SUCH AS STOMACH UPSETS, SORE THROATS, ASTHMA, AND BLINDNESS. • DOG FAECES IS ONE OF THE LEADING SOURCES OF E. COLI CONTAMINATION. • ONE GRAM OF DOG FAECES CONTAINS OVER 20 MILLION E. COLI BACTERIA. • A COMPOST HEAP WILL NOT BECOME HOT ENOUGH TO KILL THE PATHOGENS IN DOG FAECES. • PATHOGENS IN DOG FAECES CAN CONTAMINATE YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN. • IT IS WIDELY ACCEPTED AND ADVISED THAT THE BEST WAY TO DISPOSE OF DOG POOP IS THE FLUSH IT. YOU HAVE DO'S: HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU? 4 2/15/2014
  4. 4. YOU HAVE DO‟S: SOME QUICK STATISTICS • THE AVERAGE DOG PRODUCES 69 KILOGRAMS OF SOLID WASTE PER YEAR. • IN A CITY OF 100,000 PEOPLE, DOGS CAN GENERATE 2.3 METRIC TONNES OF FAECES PER DAY. • 1 GRAM OF DOG FAECES CONTAINS OVER 20 MILLION E. COLI BACTERIA. • PLASTIC BAGS CAN TAKE UP TO A 1000 YEARS TO DECOMPOSE IN LANDFILL. • DOG WASTE 3RD OR 4TH ON THE LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS TO BACTERIA IN CONTAMINATED WATERS. • ON THE SPOT FINES RANGE FROM, €1,350 IN AUSTRALIA, €100 IN NEW YORK, TO €600 IN PARIS, TO €750 IN LONDON. YOU HAVE DO'S: HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU? 5 2/15/2014
  5. 5. YOU HAVE DO‟S: NEED • DOG OWNERS HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED FOR LEAVING THEIR DOGS WASTE IN PUBLIC PLACES AND ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. FAILURE TO RETRIEVE DOG WASTE IS A MATTER OF CONSIDERABLE CONCERN DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS, AND THROUGH INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC. • MANY COMMUNITIES HAVE PASSED LEGISLATION REQUIRING DOG OWNERS NOT ONLY TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR PET BUT ALSO TO CARRY A DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THIS TASK. • RALSTON PURINA PET OWNER STUDY: DOG OWNERS CITE CLEANING UP AFTER THEIR DOG AS ONE OF THE PRIMARY CHALLENGES OF OWNING A DOG. MANY DOG OWNERS ARE LESS INCLINED TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR DOG, ESPECIALLY WHEN WALKING ON STREETS AND IN PUBLIC PARKS AND RESERVES. • THE ISSUE OF DOG WASTE IN PUBLIC PARKS AND RESERVES OF CONCERN, EVERY 2ND OR 3RD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY HAS DOG WASTE LEFT LYING ON THE FRONT YARD OR VERGE ON A REGULAR BASIS. TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF HOME OWNERS, LOCAL COUNCILS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES, A SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE MEANS OF IDENTIFYING OFFENDING DOGS AND THEIR OWNERS IS NEEDED. YOU HAVE DO'S: HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU? 6 2/15/2014
  6. 6. YOU HAVE DO‟S! A SOLUTION: • YOU HAVE DO‟S!‟™ A UNIQUE DOG WASTE DETECTION SYSTEM, BASED ON E-NOSE TECHNOLOGY, SCENT DETECTING SENSORS; • THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE: YOU HAVE DO‟S™ DETECTS THE “SCENT” OF DOG WASTE WHEN A DOG STOPS TO DO ITS „BUSINESS‟, ACTIVATING A SCENT BASED SENSOR, TRIGGERING A CAMERA TO RECORD ACROSS A FIXED FIELD OF FOCUS ENCOMPASSING THE PROPERTY‟S FRONT YARD AND VERGE; • THIS VIDEO CLIP IS DOWN-LOADED TO AN APP ON THE PROPERTY OWNERS PC AND A MESSAGE GENERATED TO THE OWNER; • AFTER EXAMINING THE FILM, THE OWNER LOAD THE VIDEO ONTO THE „YOU HAVE DO‟S!™ WEBSITE WHERE, IT IS AUTOMATICALLY FORWARDED TO OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND „YOU HAVE DO‟S OWNER‟S IN THE LOCAL AREA., WITH A REQUEST TO HELP IDENTIFY THE OWNER. • ONCE THE OFFENDING DOG OWNER IS IDENTIFIED, THE PROPERTY OWNER FORWARDS THE VIDEO AND A COMPLAINT TO THE LOCAL COUNCIL, REQUESTING ACTION BE TAKEN AGAINST THE DOG OWNER IDENTIFIED IN THE VIDEO; AND, • IDENTITY WILL WORK ON: ONE IDENTIFICATION IS A POSSIBLE ID, TWO IDENTIFICATION‟S IS A LIKELY AND, THREE IDENTIFICATION‟S IS A PROBABLE; WITH REFERRAL TO LOCAL COUNCIL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS RECOMMENDED USING A FORMAT PROVIDED. YOU HAVE DO'S: HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU? 7 2/15/2014

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