Dog Poop on the Sidewalk: Is It a Problem on Your Street?
Since my wife and dog and I moved to North Salem in December, I've noticed a lack of responsibility among my fellow dog owners.
Warning — The photo that accompanies this post might turn the stomachs of some readers. But what's worse is running into it in person.
My wife and I (and our elderly dog) moved to North Salem in December. We love our new neighborhood.
That said, I think we have to be honest that there is a dog poop problem along Buffum Street. As a dog walker myself, I have to take responsibilty for keeping those deuces off the sidewalks.
One of my neighbors has taken to drawing attention to the problem by writing "PIG" in big chalk letters on the sidewalk whenever a thoughtless dog owner leaves their pooch's little presents right in the way of pedestrians.
I took the attached photo yesterday. It's just the latest example. I applaud my chalk-using neighbor and decry my other neighbors who insist on not cleaning up after their dog. After I took the photo, I did pick up that poop as best I could. Like many dog walkers, I carry extra bags for just this situation.
That's the report from Buffum in North Salem. How's your street?