This morning, seven of Fur Kids Foundation volunteers took to Dalbey Memorial Park (fishing lake) in Gillette, Wyoming to Scoop the Poop. The determined group collected nearly 15 pounds of dog waste left behind, and received thanks from several community members enjoying the park with their dogs and families. This number is significantly lower than in 2015, when 85 pounds of dog droppings were collected from Dalbey and McManamen Parks - 60 pounds alone was collected from Dalbey that year. FKF hopes this decrease is from groups like us and Keep Gillette Beautiful getting the word out about the importance of scooping the poop!
Remember: Each park provides plastic bags to pick up your dog's waste, we ask that if you don't bring your own poo bags to please utilize those provided by the parks. If you walk your dog on public streets or let your dog roam your back yard, please remember to scoop the poop. You make the difference.
Why is Fur Kids Foundation so down on dog poo left behind at parks? Not only is it the right thing to do—and there is no such thing as a poop fairy—dog waste left behind by dog owners on walks poo-lutes! Here are three explanations:
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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