People should pick up after their dogs

Dog poop is everywhere – in the parks, school grounds and lawns all over the town

Paris has nothing on Hope when it comes to dog poop!

I’ve lived here a year now and think Hope is the most attractive place to have retired to. Regrettably too many of the dog owners here think otherwise. Dog poop is everywhere – in the parks, school grounds and lawns all over the town.

On March 2, while walking my dog, two large dogs, a black lab and shepherd-cross, had free run in the park, not an owner in sight. Both left a large deposit next to the playground (hopefully it is not your child, grandchild, or you who steps in it). Later I saw the dogs in a small van unattended again by the invisible owner. After picking up and depositing my own dog’s droppings, I took him for a run in the school ground at Fourth Avenue and Park Street. Again the amount of dog feces was disgusting and this was a school playground!

I can only assume the dog owners are too lazy or too thoughtless to have the privilege of owning an animal. I would think others have similar concerns!

Stan Kirkpatrick,


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