LETTER: ‘Remind people about the scoop law!’


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[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:]

I just moved from Alki Beach to Three Tree Point so that I could get away from the city. I love my neighborhood, it’s quiet and for the most part the people are very friendly.

After living there for a few weeks, I noticed that the neighbor’s dogs wander the streets without any supervision so of course, there is dog poop everywhere because the owners aren’t picking it up.

I have stepped in it twice while walking my dogs or just getting out of my car. I saw an elderly man walking his dog along Sylvester road this morning, his dog pooped and the man kept on going without picking it up. I asked him if there’s a poop scoop law, he said yes so I asked him why he didn’t pick up after his dog, he told me that he didn’t have a bag and to call the cops on him.

I’m not going to call the cops but as a responsible pet owner, it’s our duty to pick up after our animals. I am utterly appalled by the lack of respect because Burien is such a beautiful city, this isn’t Amsterdam!!

– Donna Woodcock

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