From time to time the POA receives calls or emails from residents who are upset about owners who neglect to pick up their pet’s waste. Most of our owners are responsible pet owners who practice this consistently. For those of you who aren’t – please give your attention to the remainder of this article.
When others see this practice (failing to pick up their dogs waste and or leaving it in a bag on the ground), they begin to think it is acceptable for them to do it as well, leading to an increasing number of forgotten dog bags decorating our trails, common areas and parks and giving dog owners a bad reputation.
There’s a simple fix though- take one of those bags you brought from home or use one that the POA has provided at their provided pet waste stations, grab the waste and pick all of it up. Then flip the bag inside-out so the waste is now inside, tie it shut and throw it away at one of the waste station trash cans or take it back home, but please don’t leave the bags on the ground.
Poor dog/owner etiquette is an annoyance to the wonderful quality of life on Daniel Island, presents health and safety issues and are violations of the CC&R’s of Daniel Island as well as City of Charleston ordinances. There are over 50 pet waste stations in common areas and parks that are equipped with bags and trash receptacles to assist pet owners with this duty.
Please care enough about your neighbors and community to prevent this discourteous habit of leaving your dog’s waste and or bags behind.