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May 1, 2015 Trash talk: We challenge Gillette dog owners to come out and scoop the poop with us!
If you’ve taken your pooch for a walk around our parks recently, you’ve seen quite a few piles of dog waste along the paths. As we all know, this isn’t healthy for our community; nor is it fun to step in. The Fur Kids Foundation board and volunteers have plan to improve this issue.
On Saturday, May 9, Keep Gillette Beautiful (KGB) is hosting its annual community cleanup, the Coal Country Trash-A-Thon from 9 am-noon, and Fur Kids Foundation has let the organization know that we plan to Scoop the Poop. If you walk your dog in a City of Gillette Park, or even a Campbell County Park, we want you to join us. We hear that the Gillette Dog Owners Group is looking to help with the effort as well. We’re hoping if we get enough volunteers, then we can scoop the poop at more parks!
KGB has asked that we keep track of how much waste is collected at the parks. That day, KGB will provide the bags, but if you do show up to help, can you please bring your own rake, shovel and gloves. We plan to weigh each bag and then we can throw the large bags of poop away at the park.
So, put on your poop fairy wings, roll up your sleeves, and join Fur Kids Foundation on May 9 to scoop some doggy poo!
If you have any questions about this event, please contact us or reach out to Michael Foote, the City of Gillette Sustainability Manager at 307.686.5228 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, download the flyer below and hang it up in your office to help us spread the word!
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.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
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