Photo courtesy of Albert Dashevky

As we all know, New York City is a huge sprawling megalopolis populated by millions of people with a seemingly infinite amount of streets. These realities make it convenient for many dog owners to not care about cleaning up after their dogs. Well, you should clean up after your dog and not just because it keeps your neighborhoods clean, but because the piles of unattended dog feces creates an unfair obstacle course for those in wheelchairs trying to navigate our streets.

Remember, a lot of wheelchair users still propel their wheels forward with their hands, so if they roll over dog doodie, it becomes a horrible situation for someone just trying to get around town. You can use your imagination.

State Senator Marty Golden, after receiving letters from families of handicapped constituents dealing with this problem, has vowed to take action, according to a press release.

“Those who do not clean up after their dogs destroy the quality of life for all residents, and this letter highlights the impact that it has on our disabled neighbors,” Golden said. “I do hope that these concerns raised in this letter will not be ignored. The next time you are out walking your dog, stop and think for a moment, and pick up after your dog.”

Golden has petitioned the Department of Sanitation to place more signs that remind owners to pick up after their dogs.

The headline here is a tweak of two suggestions that came to us on Facebook, thanks to readers Ben Jonjak and Hillary Stackpole.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    I hope the winners of the headline contest enjoy the free subscription to Sheepshead Bites.

  • Old Sheepshead Hand

    Two things about the photo used:

    1. That is one deep-in-thought dog, as he stares out upon an ocean of mystery and eternal soul searching for that squirrel he could have had 15 minutes ago.

    2. The prospect/notion outlined in number 1 really has this dog going because LOOK AT THAT WANG STICKING OUT.

    • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

      you freakin perv. Let’s meet for a drink.

  • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

    There seems to be more dog poop on the streets of Brooklyn than ever before, what’s going on. I agree, the headline ranks with the best of the NY Post :)

  • Konstantin

    it’s a nice press release and nothing more. without enforcement this is all bullshit (pun intended).

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