Let's be honest, there are plenty of dog owners out there that do not pick up after their dogs. Whether you are taking a walk around the block, at the park, or at a friends house, your dog is your responsibility. Not only is it a nuisance for the person that has to eventually clean it up, it can cause some public places to ban dogs. Even dog parks are becoming more costly to keep up, due to the extra clean up required to clean up after all the dogs that visit.
The Big Four is a pedestrial and bicycle bridge in Louisville that opened just a few weeks ago. The board of directors for the Waterfront Development Corporation is contemplating whether or not to go dog-free. Too many owners are not cleaning up the droppings that their dogs leave behind. While some say that there should be bag stations on the bridge for owners to clean up after their pets, the agency is not convinced. "I don't know why it should be a public agency's responsibility to provide bags for people's dogs," says Davide Karem, executive director of the Waterfront Development Corporation.
It is not worth the fines or the loss of your favorite park to take your dog too, just remember to pick up after your pooch!