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February 27, 2013

Big Four, Dog-Free?

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Don't Leave it Behind for Someone Else to Find

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

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!

 

Photo Courtesy of David Alan Kidd

Deborah on February 28 at 1:50 PM said:

I agree it's not a public agency's responsibility to provide poop bags and granted it sounds like it's not a case of "emergency" poops which are resulting in the situation being encountered on The Big Four but it is a common feature to find dispensers/bags in dog friendly communities. I know I always try to make sure I have an extra bag or two in my pocket when taking a dog out, but every so often I find I only had one, used it and am in need of another and it's nice to know on those rare occasions that some public areas offer this convenience. Perhaps they could partner with a local business to provide stations and bags as a form of advertising - perhaps a group of pet stores could sponsor the locations on a rotating basis. But of course the bottom line is when you have a furry friend it is your responsibility to clean-up after them no matter when or where they need to do their business and not jeopardize the public areas for everyone because you choose to be inconsiderate of others.

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