Cat Owners

Domestic cats harbor a parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, through their feces that can be fatal to California sea otters. Even if you use a "flushable" or compostable cat litter, dispose of the used litter and clumps in a plastic bag, tied tightly, in the garbage can. The sanitary landfill where your garbage goes is covered and lined to contain all runoff.

Never rinse your cat feces into the storm drain. Pick it up with a plastic baggy over your hand and dispose of it properly.


Keep your cats indoors. If they're carriers of the T. gondii parasite, this will help prevent its spread. If they are not yet carriers, this will help prevent them from acquiring the parasite. For more information, go to http://cats.about.com/cs/parasiticdisease/a/seaotters.htm#b

 
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