Clean up ‘doggie doo’

My husband spends countless hours each week to give our front yard and garden attractive curb appeal. He does this because he loves to garden.

Editor:

My husband spends countless hours each week to give our front yard and garden attractive curb appeal. He does this because he loves to garden.

Our front yard and garden is not any pets’ toilet. Too many people have too many cats that do their business in our front garden, and we have taken many measures to stop that, however, people who own dogs and allow them to ramble from house to house and use the front lawn as a toilet need to smarten up.

I have dogs, and I pick up at the dog park, and also have a service come to collect their business from my backyard. I would never allow my dogs to do their business on someone else’s lawn and leave it there. You have a responsibility as a pet owner to clean up after your pet in your own home and out in the public.

Allowing your pets to run rampant and do their business on someone else’s property, and not taking responsibility for it, shows a distinct lack of respect for your neighbours and other places where the public gathers. I doubt that you would appreciate stepping into the feces of someone else’s pet, so do everyone a favour and take some responsibility for the ‘droppings’ your pet leaves behind.

It’s the neighbourly and community way to behave.

Debbie Atkinson, Langley

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