The Philadelphia Water Department is now looking for an adoptable doggo that will help combat urban pollution. They are looking at a couple of the potential doggos they will adopt from and is asking the public to help decide for them by voting.
– The Philadelphia Water Department is looking for a new spokesdog.
– This is for their annual initiative about proper pet waste disposal.
– Pet waste is one of the major contributors towards urban pollution.
The voting will run until May 26 to help the department choose who will be their spokesdog. The annual initiative urges dog owners to clean up after their pets. The winner will be announced on May 28.
The adoptable doggos that they are choosing from are from the Morris Animal Refuge, Philly PAWS, and the Pennsylvania SPCA. The doggo that will be chosen will get a special blue cape and will be tasked to help spread the word about bad pet waste habits all over Philadelphia. Also, the doggo will be the face of the information dissemination about the importance of cleaning up after pets and that pet waste is a major contributor to urban water pollution.
Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner and CEO Randy Hayman said of the initiative, “After a year of staying at home, there’s been a huge surge in new dog owners. We want these new pandemic-pup walkers — and anyone walking a dog — to dispose of pet waste the right way. Dog waste should always be picked up. It is bad for people and bad for the environment when not thrown out, and you can face hefty fines.”
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