I think what they actually meant was pick up after yourself, given our neighborhood, some of that is really human turd.
Too bad most of the "dogs" in the neighborhood are not on leashes.
The folks who don't pick up after their dogs are going to ignore such signs anyway, even though some of them can't read them either.
Even in Challenger Bark we have had a real problem of late with dog waste not being collected. Who do these lazy owners think will do it?!
As with any other sign they will be ignored unless initiative is taken to enforce them. In other words it will be about as success ful as the signage indicating NO BIKES ON THE SIDEWALK. And, I am a dog owner and an bicycle daily so don't bitch about the traffic.
I wish they would put up more of these signs! People are surprised to find that rats eat that.
7-12-420 Removal of excrement. No person shall appear with a pet upon the public ways or within public places or upon the property of another, absent that person’s consent, without some means for the removal of excrement; nor shall any person fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet. This section shall not apply to a blind person while walking his or her guide dog. Any person found to have been in violation of this section shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense.(Prior code § 98-19; Amend Coun. J. 5-14-97, p. 44296)
This is the least of Uptown's problems.
Where are these signs:Warning - Pick up your gun after randomly firing it. Children find guns and think they are toys - Warning - Pick up your Flaming Hot Cheeto Bags and Red Drink Bottles -your Mommy isn't here to clean up after you, and your neighbors don't like you using their front lawn as a garbage.Warning - Drug Dealers Attract Cops with Short Tempers - Take your crack elsewhere.Warning - Screaming all night long and pressing door buzzers on gates doesn't make you look cool. It makes you look like a baby. They also like to scream and push buttons that make noise. Shut the $%^$ up and GET A JOB!These signs would all be very big, I know, but perhaps if you smack someone in the head with it, they might get the message.
Challenger bark is so disgusting lately. People leaving without picking up (and it doesn't go away)and they leave their bags with the poo inside over by the water fountain. Come on! My dog can run in there without coming into contact with it in the gravel.I am pretty positive those who leave without cleaning, do NOT read this website.Wish there was a camera to catch these lazy people.
When I was growing up in a town outside Chicago, the nabes had alleys, just like in Chicago. And that's where people "curbed" their dogs - OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND, OUT OF THE PUBLIC SENSIBILITIES. They "walked" their dogs on the public walkways and did the "business" part of the excursion IN THE ALLEYS>WHY DON'T CHICAGO DOG OWNERS DO THE SAME????This disgusting practice of letting dogs "foul the footpath" (as the British say) in public makes me glad that (a) my landlord puts anti-dog chemicals on the lawn; (b) I'm a cat person.