A Metro Vancouver Mayor is looking for a solution to a stinky situation.
It’s not the end of the world but, Richard Stewart says it is revolting that dog owners continue to fling bags of doggy doo-doo into the trees, not the trash.
He checks the entrance to a well-used Coquitlam park a couple of times a year.
“Mundy Park, our largest park in Coquitlam, which is dog off leash every morning, has hundreds of dog poop bags near its entrance within ten feet of the trail, some hanging on bushes and things like that. It’s a disgusting greeting for visitors.”
Stewart jokes there must be fingerprints left on the bags to track down the few irresponsible dog owners.
But in reality, he says, they clearly need to educate dog owners that dog poop is not fertilizer for the forest – it carries e-coli and attracts rats.