Thursday, April 23, 2015

P.U.P.P.Y. program - Help make our parks #1 by picking up #2!

With over 100,000 dogs in Calgary, pet waste in our parks can quickly add up. We invite you to join experts in City parks across Calgary to learn more about the need to pick up after your pets.

Volunteers and City staff at a PUPPY event last year.
The P.U.P.P.Y. (Pick Up Pooch’s Poo Yourself) program will be on hand at several City parks this spring and summer, beginning April 25 at Sue Higgins Park.

Learn about a variety of pet-related topics and participate in interpretive programs led by City volunteers. Supplies will also be on hand for anyone wanting to help clean up the park. A complete list of locations and dates is available on The City’s P.U.P.P.Y. page.

Picking up your dog’s waste is not just about responsible pet ownership - it’s about keeping our parks and off-leash areas safe. Dog waste is not only an attractive snack for coyotes, it often contains parasites like E. Coli and other bacteria, which can cause serious illness in humans. Dog waste doesn’t wash away or disappear, so the risk of spreading its harmful effects can linger for years!

Thankfully, there is a simple solution. Always carry pet waste baggies with you when walking your dog, and pick up and dispose of your pet’s waste as soon as possible.

Check out The City’s website for more information on responsible pet ownership and where to find the nearest off-leash park for you and your pooch.

Submitted by Heather Hastie, Parks

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