Tuesday, August 31, 2010
clean up after your pet.
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:
CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG(S)!
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.