Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

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Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways
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Source: City of Santa Barbara

When left on the ground, dog litter can wash untreated into storm drains, which flow directly into creeks and the ocean. This can pass on bacteria, parasites, and viruses and is harmful to creek and ocean water quality.

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a-1582777008 Feb 26, 2020 08:16 PM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

oh my. We all know this. I happen to agree in general -- that people are unhappy. I often am. But I don't let this belief control or direct my life! Not all bad behavior can be attributed to malice and bad character. BE NICE, BE KIND. EVERYONE IS WAGING SOME KIND OF INTERNAL BATTLE. Everyone has problems! I always ask someone near me if I can return their cart, as I'm going shopping or returning mine. And any other little act of kindness, including a fleeting hello or compliment, really does affect the world -- your compatriots in it. Dogs too! Dogs are greater carriers of this kindness than humans, as people who wouldn't stop for a smile or word will stop for a pet. I ask about every dog walker I see if I can meet their dog, and thank them for my "dose of dog"!

Lucky 777 Feb 25, 2020 02:19 PM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

I leave an open trash can next to my mailbox in front of my house. To reward the people who do pick up their dogs' poop as they walk them. So they won't have to carry it so far. Make the right thing easy. Dogs are wonderful.

a-1582670769 Feb 25, 2020 02:46 PM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

With out a shred of embarrassment, the city wastes our tax dollars warning us about dog poop getting in the water ways when our number one problem in this city is human poop getting dropped all over town, including into our waterways. Does anyone at City Hall even have a clue how stupid and insulting this dog poop PSA ad sounds? We badly need new city council members who get their priorities screwed on right.

a-1582692804 Feb 25, 2020 08:53 PM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

The city can work on more than one problem at a time. A PSA asking people to keep their dogs’ poop out of creeks and oceans doesn’t use up many resources.

a-1582733555 Feb 26, 2020 08:12 AM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

8:53. Good to learn the city at the same time will be issuing a anti-vagrancy camp PSA's and implementing their vagrancy camp clean out program, in order to prevent further pollution of our streams, creeks and ocean. When should we expect to see the city's anti-vagrancy camp PSA's show up on the local media? Vagrants must be held as accountable as dog owners, for the same fecal messes they intentionally leave behind.

a-1582737273 Feb 26, 2020 09:14 AM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

Time for the city to eliminate their video production department, since they are now reduced to make-work activity. Please put a dollar amount on the staff personnel time and equipment that went into this recent dog poop PSA. What feedback monitoring is in place, to judge its effectiveness? A little more transparency, please.

PitMix Feb 26, 2020 08:59 AM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

Luvaduck, don't bother with rational comments because you are responding to irrational ones. They are not looking for a solution.

oops Feb 25, 2020 03:09 PM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

I'm sure one of our worthless politicians is on the verge of introducing a bill or ordinance against this practice- what good for the straw is good for the dog poop!!

a-1582681552 Feb 25, 2020 05:45 PM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

What about outlawing bird dung and bat droppings? Both of these can contain serious diseases such as histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, multiple parasites.

Luvaduck Feb 26, 2020 06:39 AM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

The sheer quantity of dog poop is magnitudes more b/c people have so many of that pet category and they are much larger.

a-1582737365 Feb 26, 2020 09:16 AM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

Remember when the city decided to do something about cigarette butt litter on our sidewalks, streets, beaches, and parks? They didn't bother exhorting people to do the right thing. They simply banned cigarette smoking in public. Problem solved.

biguglystick Feb 26, 2020 01:10 PM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

I'll never understand the mind of a person who purposefully leaves their dog's poop behind. It just doesn't compute! Someone never taught them basic manners 101. Seriously wrong.

letmego Feb 26, 2020 03:40 PM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

Some people quite literally let their dogs off leash to run and do their business. They leave it because they don't know (which yes, is irresponsible).

mattyboy Feb 26, 2020 04:45 PM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

I've found there are a lot of people who were not adequately shamed as a child. The kind of people who leave their dog crap on other peoples' or public property, those who mess all over public or business toilet seats, those who hold up traffic because they wait til the last second to merge, etc

PitMix Feb 27, 2020 09:03 AM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

Even worse to me are the people that take the time to collect the poop in a bag, and then leave the bag behind or throw it under my hedge! They've already done the hard work, carrying it back to their trash can seems like the easy part!

SBLetsGetAlong Feb 27, 2020 07:37 AM
Don't Let Dog Litter Flow Into Waterways

Cigarette smokers and most dog walkers are not very considerate.
Just as transients are bad house guests, so are smokers and pet owners.
Just rude to not puck up after your dog,.
Smokers liter, pollute, every time they toss a butt on the ground.
Why is this world filled with people who don’t care about others.
The sad part, in this town especially, most of these polluters are “environmental” “green” advocates.
Hypocrites. Only when it suits them.

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