A beautiful day for a walk with the pups! Your South Poop correspondent was happily daydreaming about the miracle of the poo fairies that everyday magically appear to clear orphan poo from this corner of the South Loop.
But the first poo of Fall was indeed waiting somewhere out there, hidden in this colorful Halloween scene:
We wonder who will find it first? A costumed child frolicking on a cool Fall day? Or the grumpy lady walking home after a bad day at the office? Or the rats… will the rats enjoy a tasty treat?
Dog owners, dog lovers, dog haters…no matter who you are, everyone despises stepping in POO at the park. The solution is proven and simple: provide the dog poo bags necessary for owners to pick up, and they will DOO it. Unfortunately, the cost for biodegradable bags, conveniently located dispensers, and continuous service is unaffordable for most park systems.
That’s when the Poo Free Parks Founder, Bill Airy, realized a brilliant solution: create a local business that provides a convenient and consistent supply of biodegradable bags to dog owners, but instead of charging the taxpayers, find local businesses who want to support the cause by advertising on a discrete sign attached to each station. This ensures that the dispenser stations are always filled with good quality biodegradable bags, free from graffiti and vandalism, and at no cost to the City or its taxpayers. Simple. Perfect.
Unfortunately, while your parks managers believe that this is a good program, there are a couple of residents out there who would claim that they speak for you, and would rather watch all of us step in poo than see this eco-friendly program enter our parks. They are putting up quite a stink, and this PET-ition serves as a way to turn their bark into the whimper that it really is.
Poo Free Parks® partners with municipalities around the nation to supply, install, and maintain eco-friendly pet clean-up stations, at no cost to the City or the taxpayer. Best of all, sponsorship revenues generated by Poo Free Parks® are shared with the park system for use towards other community programs.
If you feel that your park system should partner with Poo Free Parks, then please sign this PET-tion and pass it along.
Imagine – a poo bag dispenser on every corner…. It could happen. And… it would cost us nothing.
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