I know I’ll catch some serious $#!7 for writing this post, but the topic is one I refuse to step around, so to speak.
My neighbors set up a lovely kiddie pool on their front lawn yesterday, only to find a multitude of fecal piles everywhere. These neighbors do not own a dog.
We live in a civilized society, where every convenience is made for animal owners to dispose of their pets' waste. Trash cans are available on most corners, not to mention in our alleys. So what is it? Laziness? Disrespect? Gargantuan squirrels with irritable bowel syndrome? Coyotes roaming in silent, nocturnal packs leaving their calling cards on manicured lawns?
This problem is nothing new to the City of Evanston, which, like many municipalities, has ordinances addressing this matter. However, unless your lawn is continually surveilled by law enforcement or Meadow Muffin Monitors, you’ll simply have to take things into your own, um, hands.