Looks like 2010 will be remembered around these parts as the Year of the Crap: First there was the debut of the zoo’s new animal-dung exhibit “The Scoop on Poop,” then LeBron unleashed a mighty dump on us last week.
Now the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has launched a campaign called “Pick Up Poop” — a.k.a. “PUP,” which is public-relations speak for “Stop leaving dogshit where we’re gonna step in it.”
“There are more than 90,000 dogs in Cuyahoga County,” we learn at the campaign’s website at wheredoesitgo.weebly.com/. “If each dog poops twice a day, that could be more than 45 tons of doggie droppings every day! That’s a lot of bacteria, and when it rains, that groundwater and surface runoff carries that bacteria to local waterways. Yuck.”
Yuck indeed. If you go to the site and pledge to pick up what Brutus leaves behind, they’ll send you a doggie bandanna. There’s also an array of car magnets, yard signs, and bumper stickers, but you’re on your own for pooper scoopers. — Anastasia Pantsios