Citizen complaint of the day: Bad advice for people too pooped to scoop their dog's poop

Sign urging dog owners to use storm sewers instead of sidewalks when their pets have to go in Hyde Park

A concerned citizen alerts the city that somebody's posting signs along River Street near Metropolitan Avenue in Hyde Park, urging people who are too damn lazy to scoop their dog's more solid waste into a plastic bag to use conveniently placed storm sewers instead, rather than letting them befoul the sidewalks.

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    Not that I support the practice

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    But the cigarette butts are a bit less toxic to the environment than dog excrement. That's why human poop (or at least the poop that is done in the proper place) goes to a place where the water is treated before going out into the ocean. If you're ever at Boston Harbor. Look for some giant egg shaped structures. That's where the poop is collected.

    please stay on topic.

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    thank you for informing us about cigarette butts. now back to inconsiderate dog owners that let their dogs piss and shit all over a neighborhood...

    You're forgiven your ignorance of Hyde Park

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    It's the exclusive principate of state Rep. Angelo Scaccia, who is opposed to dog parks in his district with the blinding fury of 10,000 suns. And since he is the longest-serving member of the House, none dare oppose him.

    Are you...

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    designated dog parks.

    Are you out of your mind? You really are, aren't you?

    Nowhere

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    Train them to use a litter box or toilet like cats do.

    Ahem!

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    Using the storm drains/sewers to dispose of plastic bags full of dog excrement is a bad idea. In fact, several years ago, several people in our building were doing just that...and it almost got our whole condo condemned.

    It's not worth taking that kind of risk. Receptacles for disposing of plastic bags full of dog excrement should definitely be provided. There were (and still are) special receptacles for depositing dog excrement, but a lot of people were too lazy to do that, until they were warned by management that depositing the dog excrement into the storm drains/sewere could have drastic consequences.

    uh...

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    I think you've misread the intent of the flyer-maker.

    (Their intent is still idiotic and bad, it's just not what you're talking about.)

    Still illegal, still a bad idea

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    That waste ruins the water quality at local boating and swimming areas. Dog poop is one of the biggest sources of ecoli as it is.

    Has

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    this person ever had a dog? They have to very carefully select their poop spot, making sure it has optimal texture, proper positioning on their walk route, the right number of interesting odors, and proper fung shui before deeming the spot worthy of receiving their poop.

    And that's before you factor in that dogs generally don't like walking over open grates with holes big enough to entrap their paws.

    is this sacarsm?

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    They have to very carefully select their poop spot, making sure it has optimal texture, proper positioning on their walk route, the right number of interesting odors, and proper fung shui before deeming the spot worthy of receiving their poop.

    no

    That's the truth.

    My experience with living in different areas leads me to believe that the dog poop issue is a cultural problem in areas with low income minorities. Rich neighborhoods if anything have more dogs per capita, and yet the random turd in the middle of the sidewalk is a rarity, comparatively.

    Part of the problem is that people on the bottom of the economic totem pole tend to have less respect for "the commons", and one of the ways they lash out is to vandalize "the commons".

    Or Back Bay!

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    Or Back Bay! Sidewalk turds abound there.

    The sign should read: If

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    The sign should read: If you have a dog and don't clean up after it, you should be fined. If you continue, you lose your right to owning a dog.

    It's simple people, if you have a dog you are responsible.

    Every single coat and jacket of mine, from dress cashmere to barn coats and all the rain gear in between all have pockets of plastic bags (bio degradable). It's always best to be prepared for the unexpected :)

    I would think tossing it down the storm drain is worse than letting it degrade on the grass.

    Dog Waste must not go into Sewers drains

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    Dog Waste is the reason that Tenean Beach is closed so often. The sewer drains run into the Neponset River and
    then into the ocean. PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS AND BRING THE FILLED PLASTIC BAGS TO YOUR HOME TRASH BARRELL..