Dog owners, would it kill you to pick up after your mutt?
In Fargo, a community garden is being shut down because dog owners couldn’t be bothered cleaning up after their dogs, the Fargo Forum reports.
But give credit to Cheryl Stetz, a community health educator with Fargo Cass Public Health. She gave the owners the benefit of the doubt.
“Most people think they’re doing people a favor and letting their animals fertilize, but actually it’s very dangerous,” she said. “People need to see it as a serious problem. It is a public health risk.”
Because of all the dog doo, no edible crops can be grown in the garden this year, and that’s a loss for a food shelf, which received fresh veggies from the growers during the season.