There is No Poop Fairy


Chloe enjoys the early morning smells along the trail.

I’ve written about it before, but is seems that our local government is now becoming involved in educating residents about the hazards of letting their dogs use our public pathways as toilets.

It’s disgusting that some owners can’t seem to be bothered to pick up after their pets, instead thinking that the high desert environment will somehow magically cleanup it up. Here’s the press release:

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - There is no Poop Fairy. That is the message from Bernalillo County in a move to get residents to pick up after their pets. The new campaign is called There is No Poop Fairy, Grab it, Bag it, Toss it. The county says there are 100,000 dogs in the county that leave 450 tons of waste in parks, on walking trails, sidewalks and streets. And it all ends up in the Rio Grande every year, washed into the river by the monsoons. Officials say pet owners need to be responsible because there is no imaginary fairy that goes around picking it up for them. Pictures of the non-poop fairy are expected to show up on billboards and in other areas around the county. The campaign will continue throughout the month.

It would be funny, if it wasn’t so sad of how people can have such little regard for their neighborhood, but more than once Chloe and I have had to watch our step as we proceeded along the sidewalks and the walking trails. I should point out that the government statistics are quite interesting to say the least, in determining 450 tons of waste from 100,000 dogs. 

Is there an actual mathematical formula for this? 

The official campaign poster seen around town.

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