Tumbler Ridge News: Pet Peeves: Scoop that Poop!

Lives may depend on it. Picking up after your pet that is. Besides looking and smelling bad, animal droppings, and dog doodie especially, can be host to harmful bacteria and viruses. Some have milder consequences, causing things like Giardia, which will usually just make your pup puke-y and...

onearth: The Poop Problem

When I was a kid walking the family dog, I never once thought about picking up her poop. It wasn’t something people did in the 1960s and ’70s—perhaps because the plastic bags that now overflow our kitchen cabinets had yet to be invented. Today cleaning up after your dog is the urban norm, so much so that...

The Coloradoan: Fort Collins picks a fight with Public Enemy No. 2

City law requires that Fort Collins’ roughly 27,000 dog owners immediately pick up after their dogs if they leave waste on public property, or on someone else’s property. The law also requires people to remove pet waste from their own property before it becomes a public nuisance.

Steamboat Today: Dog’s Eye View: Reaching critical mass

Most of us are environmentally conscious. We recycle, leave no footprint when we camp, take our own bags to the grocery store and purchase environmentally friendly products. We work at respecting our Earth and preserving our planet for future generations. On top of that, we are critically aware of large-scale contamination and things such as the affect of oil...

Long Island City Post: Center Blvd plagued by dog poop, some residents claim

Several Long Island City residents are complaining that there is a big dog poop problem in and around 45-45 Center Boulevard and they want dog owners and TF Cornerstone to clean it up. Tinnille Neilsen, who lives at 46-15 Vernon Blvd, said that there are several dog owners who live in the...

ABC News 11: Pets could be banned from Raleigh parks

A Raleigh City Council committee will consider banning dogs from sections of public parks Tuesday. The move comes after residents complained about dogs not being on leashes and animal waste that was left on athletic fields. Michael Marino and his friends have been coming out...

Capital Gazette: Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Stormwater a growing threat

One inch of rainfall on one acre of pavement causes enough polluted runoff to fill most backyard swimming pools. About 10,000 acres are paved each year in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. These figures were in a Chesapeake Bay Foundation report released Monday that calls runoff pollution a “growing threat”...

NY Daily News: Animal waste scourge prompts Bronx Park East Community Association to urge dog owners to curb their pets

Community group launches initiative to stop pet owners from letting dogs foul the sidewalks. They've adopted a no-can-doo-doo attitude in Bronx Park East. Residents there are rallying against dog owners who are turning...

Mount Shasta Herald: Coaches: Pet waste on city ball field is a health issue

Dunsmuir has a mess on its hands and on its City Park ball field. The problem stems from dog droppings left behind. Dunsmuir High School football coaches have reported that their players and others have come up off the ground after a tackle smeared. The issue pits dog owners’ access to the...

NPR: In Fight For D.C., One Legislator Says That Rats Are Winning

In the ongoing battle between man and rat, Council Member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) says one side is winning — and it's not the humans. "Rats are once again out of control in the District of Columbia," he said on Tuesday. D.C.'s booming construction and hot night life have not...