As a professional and certified pet waste scooper we are sharing this with you for your own knowledge and peace of mind. We are members of:
The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists
P.O. Box 2325
Santa Clarita, CA 91386-2325
19 March 2020
To Whom It May Concern:
We recognize that Pinellas County & the State of Florida is doing everything in its power to contain the spread of COVID-19 as we struggle to adjust to these uncertain and difficult times. As restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other non-essential brick and mortar stores close their doors for an indefinite amount of time, we feel that we owe it to our members, employees and clients to clarify how we provide our services.
We work in isolation. A dog waste removal technician has no need to come into contact with anyone, human or dog, throughout his or her day. They spend their time inside their vehicle, driving from property to property, or alone on those properties while doing their work.
We have always practiced sanitization. Our technicians are already trained in sanitization practices and use latex gloves, lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, bleach and other cleaners like Q-Force 256 to disinfect their tools & shoes in between properties so as not to spread any germs, virus or disease.
We help prevent the spread of other diseases. There are many human diseases that can be carried by dog waste including E. Coli, Salmonellosis and parasites like Roundworms and Tapeworms. Considering many of our clients are incapable of scooping their dog’s poop (elderly, disabled, injured), they count on us to keep their properties clean and sanitary.
While we certainly don’t compare ourselves to folks in healthcare, emergency relief, food preparation and the like, we do believe that our services are essential to our clients always and especially during this trying time.
I cordially ask that you continue to allow our businesses to operate and I am happy to answer any questions that you have about our industry and operations.
Kristin Carson, Owner/Operator
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