We’ve been seeing more dog poop on sidewalks and in tree boxes. Have you?
Our neighborhood’s dog population has grown as apartment building relax policies to allow these wonderful pets. The plus is the social engagement that dogs bring. The minus is an increase in dog poop that is not being captured by the owner and thrown away in a suitable container.
In January 2014, Patricia Davies found a handy infographic on what happens to the poop that gets left behind (it contaminates our water, for one thing!). This is an issue we should all be concerned about.
Are plastic bags filled with poop being found in places other than the trash cans? We would like to hear from you.
by Patricia Davies
Maybe it’s because it shows up more in the snow, or that I’ve trodden in a pile of it a couple of times recently (yuck!!) while picking up after my own dog, but it seems to me that an increasing number of dog owners – or walkers – in our neighborhood are not picking up their dog’s poop these days.
This is not only gross and extremely inconsiderate, but it’s also dangerous, as noted in the infographic below. Please help to protect Forest Hills from this toxic pollutant by ALWAYS picking up after your own dog, and the next time you see someone not picking up after theirs, please remind them that it’s not only against the law, but it’s also polluting our water supply.