This week’s Do One Thing is inspired by two of my neighbors, who let their dogs out on the grass to poop – and then they leave it there. I took it upon myself to make signs and put them on the lawn, but with people this careless, I doubt it will make a difference. Dog feces that isn’t picked up can be a health hazard, never mind just a simple annoyance on the bottom of your shoe. Feces contains high levels of bacteria, which percolate down into underground aquifers and also get washed down storm drains, both of which can eventually contaminate our drinking water and/or rivers. There’s a good reason we have sewers and septic tanks to contain our waste. So please – pick up after Fido when he does his business outside!
(Your neighbors will appreciate it, trust me…)