Dog owners must promptly remove fecal waste from roadsides, the dog park and other public areas and deposit it in a proper trash container. Additionally, do not leave used bags on the side of streets and trails; no one else is responsible for dumping it into the trash but the dog owner.Not only is dog waste a nuisance, the harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites that it contains can cause both human and pet illnesses. It is also a major factor in contributing to water pollution from rain transmitting pathogens and nutrients from feces to the waterways via the roads. Dog waste differs from wild animal waste because of the preservatives and additives in dog food.To file a complaint with Eagle County visit: http://www.eaglecounty.us/Animal/Animal_Complaint_Form/. Completing this form will initiate a record that can be helpful if other issues arise.