Hallelujah! The Dog Shit Crusade continues.
The Queen Village Neighbors Association is taking a stand against the steaming mounds that too often litter our fine streets by installing dog-waste receptacles complete with bag dispensers around their neighborhood. Five went up two weekends ago, and five more will be installed in the coming weeks, according the the civic’s blog.
The QVNA says it borrowed the idea from the Old City Civic Association, which installed similar stations at the end of 2011. For those who worry that the stations will fester, fear not, says QVNA:
Each container is being sponsored by an individual or a business which has assumed responsibility for emptying it on a regular basis. Soon you will see the name of each sponsor on the bag holder above the container.
Seems putting the name of each person/group/business that’s in charge of each station will give them that extra incentive to keep it clean.
Well done, QVNA! Do you hear the call, Passyunk Square, EPX, Pennsport and Bella Vista civics? How about you, Newbold Neighbors, Newbold CDC, SOSNA and West Passyunk Neighbors Association?
And remember, folks. Our offer still stands to post video of any bad pet owner who doesn’t pick up after their dog. When we did that a couple months back, it got quite the response. Hopefully, the public shaming did something to persuade those dog owners who say they pick up 99 percent of the time. Because that still isn’t enough.