Way back in August when the weather was warm and walking your dog was actually enjoyable, reporter Lizz Fiedler spotted a Scoop the Poop flier in Old City.
Turns out that was just the beginning. A full four months later, the Old City residents who first posted those fliers to encourage dog owners to clean up their acts are now hoping to get a formal proposal in front of the city.
PlanPhilly has a lengthy report today on the group that’s been setting up and maintaining trash receptacles meant for dog waste. The idea is to make it easier for dog owners and walkers to get rid of their pets’ waste instead of leaving it on the sidewalk or in a bag tied neatly and then left in somebody’s planter.
The city has some issues with the idea, one being a health concern over having a bunch of dog feces sitting in a bag that a volunteer is supposed to empty, but both sides are working ways to potentially make the campaign a city-sanctioned program.
Could 2012 be the year of the dog (poop)?