Friday, April 19, 2013

This Town is Going to the Dogs...

Fido, don't do it!
...That was the message resident Stanley Thomas had for borough council during the April 8 meeting.

Thomas, who said he recently moved to the area near the King and Washington streets intersection, was at council to complain about dog crap.

"There are dog droppings all over the place," he said.

"You see all these people walking with Rotweillers and those dogs who get blamed for things and you have to look down when you walk," said Thomas.

"Nobody is picking up after their dogs, it's disgusting."

"That is a real problem," agreed Borough Council President Stephen Toroney.

Steve Toroney has
promised to address the
problem of indescreet dogs.
"There are areas of the town that are not well kept and you have to walk in the
street to avoid it," he said.

Councilwoman Carol Kulp suggested that perhaps signs be put up to remind residents that there is an ordinance against allowing their dogs to crap in the street and on the sidewalk.

"Right now people have to be caught in the act to be cited," Toroney said.

"This is a problem and we will address it," he said.

In the meantime, watch where you walk...


  1. I agree it's ridiculous how many people are walking their dogs around and not cleaning up after them! No bags on them or nothing. It's pathetic and disgusting. I should start taking pictures of you lazy dog owners and sending them into the newspaper! You don't think we can see you out of our windows!!!?? Do you want crap all up in your yard, or where you get out of your car on the side of the street to step in poop?! Or your kids playing and stepping in because you're too lazy and irresponsible!?

  2. As pathetic and disgusting as this is to look at on the streets, sidewalks and tree wells dog waste carries viruses, bacteria and parasites that can harm the health of humans. There is even greater, less obvious, harm to the natural environment. Pet waste is picked up by storm water, goes into the storm drains and ends up in rivers and streams. As it decays it consumes oxygen causing harm to fish and other aquatic wildlife. The EPA has alot to say about that.