BOYLE HEIGHTS — With pet ownership at an all time high, the problems posed by uncollected pet waste and inconsiderate owners who don’t clean up after their animals have become an issue in Boyle Heights according to Boyle Heights Beat. The added joy that Fido brings also means added pet waste in Boyle Heights’ streets and parks. Aside from its unsightliness, the excrement can unwittingly be tracked into homes, leading to bacteria and illness. Now, according to Boyle Heights Beat, some residents want to do something about all that pet waste:
“Some Boyle Heights residents are trying to get the City of Los Angeles to place bag stands in its parks. Others are stressing the need for educating residents about the duties that come with pet ownership.”
The neighborhood council has been handing out plastic bags at the Farmer’s Market at Mariachi Plaza, but others wonder if the problem necessitates a broader-based approach.
Marni Epstein Epstein is an entertainment, music, and lifestyle Journalist and resident of Echo Park. She has previously worked in the film and digital media industries with FOX and Sony Pictures Entertainment. She is currently also pursuing a Masters in Historic Preservation.