Tuesday, August 31, 2010

clean up after your pet.

Seattle is  a green place - filled with compost containers picked up by the city each week, recycle trash cans every where, tasty water from water fountains, and responsible dog owners....EXCEPT for two people on our street!

Yes, last night we saw in action the guilty dog owners. Yes she - and her boyfriend, were going to leave their dogs poop right in front our our townhouse complex--claiming it is "public property." Well, I'm proud to say, we called them out on this and they picked up their dog poop.

This afternoon, I posted signs outside our shared area that reads:


If we catch you not cleaning up after your pet, we will file a citation against you.

There are more than 75 different forms of bacteria and viruses contained in animal feces--

A number of these bacteria are transferable to humans. Dogs roaming the city deposit thousands of pounds of this material in public areas each year. A "scoop law" was passed in Seattle in 1982 stating that it is unlawful for an owner to:

A) Allow the accumulation of cat or dog feces in any open area of his/her property wherein dogs/cats are kept and fail to remove or dispose of feces at least once every 24 hours.

B) Fail to remove the fecal matter deposited by his/her animal on public property before the owner leaves the immediate area.

Here's to all you responsible pet owners--and to Seattle for making it law to be responsible.

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