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Here’s the scoop on all that dog poop

After much thought on how to approach this subject, I decided to not sugar coat it but tell it like it is. I figure we are all adults and if you find that you are offended, maybe that’s good.

Here goes ... When you are out walking your dog in Saanichton Village, please pick up your dog’s poop!

I have seen poop on sidewalks, on walkways between roads, in bags tied and untied left beside Hydro poles, bus stop poles, sitting on bushes and the most disgusting was two deposits in Saanichton Green playground area. I would be livid as a Mom if my clumsy toddler tripped over his own two feet and fell into that.

Most of what is left, I’d have to say is from large breed dogs. How do I know? It’s obvious.

There are free biodegradable dog waste bags at Saanichton Green Park, Centennial Park and Saanichton Bay Park. Dollar stores sell poop bags for cheap and some are nicely scented to mask the smell until it’s disposed of properly. There are also many garbage cans in the village to dispose of the bags if you don’t wish to be seen with it and don’t wish to take it home.

The only reason I can come up with why some folks still aren’t picking up after their pets is laziness and not caring about how your community looks.

Your home extends beyond your own front door. And that goes for litter as well. Keep the village clean.

Janet Wright




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