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Silver Lake gets creative with dog park pick-up-the-poop signs

Five Winners of Silver Lake Dog Park Sign Design Contest | Recreation & Parks Department

SILVER LAKE –– The standard, green-and-white “Dog Defecation Is To Be Immediately Removed By Owner” signs often get ignored at the Silver Lake and other dog parks.  That’s why a group of Silver Lake residents  came up with the idea of making new “creative dog etiquette” signs” to remind pet owners to pick up after their animals.  But getting five new “dog etiquette” signs approved has taken several rounds of community meetings, a “Keeping It Clean” sign contest, city staff report and two votes by Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners, which gave its final approval last week.

The contest, hosted by Council District 13, attracted a dozen designs, including a submission from Moscow, that were narrowed down to five signs, including a Rosie-the-Riveter inspired “We Poop It … You Scoop It” entry.  It’s not clear when the signs will appear at the Silver Lake Dog Park or if law-breaking pet owners will finally get the message.



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10 comments

  1. These are fun! But it’s a shame that people are so lazy and selfish that we need to come up with ways of tricking them into doing the right thing

    • In Elysian Park, some guy had two dogs and they were pooping off the path, He didn’t have a poop bag ready, so I asked him if he was planning on picking it up, he said, “I don’t have to, it’s off the path.” Never seen that regulation.

      • I’ve never heard of that regulation, either. Sounds like someone’s trying to duck their responsibility.

        Some parks in my area are off-limits to dogs (even on-leash). Others have signs that remind you to pick up after Fido. One condo complex put up a sign on their front lawn after neglectful owners let their dogs poop on the lawn.

        Nice signs–would like to see them in my area.

  2. It’s a sad mix of entitled rich people thinking they are above picking up dog poop and ignorant poor people who don’t understand that it’s nice to keep the neighborhood clean

  3. maybe they should hang these in elysian park or better known as the park that smells like dog shit 365 days a year

  4. It’s time that the City Council regulate and create a law that will define what dog owners must do to clean up the neighborhood from dog pooh and those found violating the law shall be fined; 1st time – warning violation 2nd time – Fine of $ 150; 3rd time – fine of $ 300 and 4th time = $300 + Community Volunteer to clean up the strret, alley and or park areas.

    • I agree, I fine would be a great idea if it could be enforced. It’s really disgusting to see the amount of dog poop in Elysian Park for example. People who let their dogs roam off leash (illegal) usually don’t run up the hill after them to clean up. It’s just disrespectful.

    • It IS against the law. Los Angeles Municipal Code requires dog defecation to be immediately removed by the owner of the animal. Los Angeles County’s pooper scooper law is listed under the county’s nuisance ordinance and says, “Animal defecation on public property or upon private property other than the owner’s property is prohibited.”

      Read more : http://www.ehow.com/list_6630110_california-pooper-scooper-laws.html

  5. Instead of these “friendly” signs why not state the fact!!?? It’s Illegal period. Post signs of the facts!

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Environmental Programs Division developed a program to control pet waste. Los Angeles Municipal Code requires dog defecation to be immediately removed by the owner of the animal. Los Angeles County’s pooper scooper law is listed under the county’s nuisance ordinance and says, “Animal defecation on public property or upon private property other than the owner’s property is prohibited.”

    Read more : http://www.ehow.com/list_6630110_california-pooper-scooper-laws.html

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