A North Vancouver condominium complex appears to be getting the worst of what irresponsible dog owners have to offer.
Dozens of bags full of dog excrement are being tossed on a building rooftop on Lower Lonsdale.
Whether it’s up on a rooftop or down on the ground, some people clearly aren’t following protocol when it comes to dealing with dog waste.
“One of the strangest ones is, people have been flinging bags into the bush in our regional parks, and we’re not sure why but we’re definitely encouraging people instead of doing that to put it in our dog waste bins or just the garbage bins if that’s all there is,” Karen Storry of Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Services said.
Storry also said dog owners should ideally put waste in the toilet “if that’s an option or have a backyard dog waste composting bin.”
Recently Vancouver began a poop diversion program at three city parks to encourage dog owners to put waste into designated bins.
So far, it appears to be having an impact. Metro Vancouver diverted 1,500 kilograms of dog droppings each month from Pacific Spirit Regional Park alone.
As for the person hurling dog feces on a rooftop, police are aware of the situation and said anyone getting caught throwing poop on a private property could face a charge of mischief.
– With files from John Hua