George Gregory, San Clemente

Recently, what I thought would be a pleasant walk along the beach trail turned into an obstacle trail full of poop from arrogant canine owners.

On a short walk from Buena Vista staircase to North Beach, I counted more than 10 piles of poop plus a huge one on the grass at the (Ole Hanson Beach Club) pool house and more along Los Bolas. Some were in bags so the owner can fling them into the bushes or storm drains.

I’m not looking for them. I’m avoiding them. One citizen was spotted picking up others’ waste. What a shame. I think dog-walking rights need to be taken away for these violations. After all, we don’t let bird poop pile up.

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  • I totally feel you. It’s freaking absurd that people think it’s ok to just walk away from their dog’s poop. In my neighborhood in Talega it’s astonishing that not a mere 2′ from the doggy pot bag dispenser is a plethora of pet waste….from several different dogs. And it encircles the common area grass around the cul de sac in our neighborhood. The culprits are the ones that actually go out of their way from another block to walk their dog and not pick up after it. It’s so simple to grab a few FREE bags at a time, pick up after your dog and drop it in the dog poop trash can or the one AT YOUR HOUSE. These people don’t care because it’s not in front of THEIR house. Well guess what? When I catch you. You will be wearing it home. #nofilthydogpoopnoscoopers

    • I agree! And let’s not forget those people who allow their dogs to run up other people’s lawns and ruin it with their dog’s poop and yellow the grass with their pee. I had one incident where the woman just let her pet do his business in my flowers and when I asked her politely not to allow this she looked at me and asked me what I wanted to do about it. Where has common courtesy and good manners for BOTH people and pets gone?

      Personally, I think that we should be able to report people who allow this to happen in the SAME manner that excessive dog barking is reported. The reporter does not have to prove it and yet the owner is fined even if it is not their dog barking. Trust me I have experience on this one.

  • I am a responsible pet owner and pick up after my pup. At times after other people animals too. I understand the issue and the health implications.

    Soapboxing is easy. My question is what solutions are you proposing to resolve problems with irresponsible pet owners?

  • I have seen a similar problem with trash that is dropped by humans and unlike the turds that ARE biodegradable and fertilize the soil, the plastic trash will be around forever. So, if we are going to go along with ” dog-walking rights need to be taken away for these violations.”? We also need to ban humans from walking or driving around town as well. As far as that nonsense about ” Personally, I think that we should be able to report people who allow this to happen in the SAME manner that excessive dog barking is reported. The reporter does not have to prove it and yet the owner is fined even if it is not their dog barking. Trust me I have experience on this one.” goes? I got a good laugh out of it. Once one of my neighbors tried the same crap, the Animal Control Officer showed up during a BBQ I was having, sat down and ate with us and left WITHOUT issuing a citation. A year or two later, the piece of excrement with legs poisoned my dog with a bowl of canned Dog food mixed with Drano left 15 feet from my front door. The psychopathic murderer got fined for the murder but not arrested so I don’t have a lot of patience for dog hating maggots with legs either. My point is, no one is perfect and just because YOU hate dogs? Don’t try to impose your will upon me, chances are? You are not going to like the way I react. I don’t like religion and all the strife they cause, but that doesn’t mean I have the right to demand the end of all public displays of religion does it? Get over yourself and mind your own business is my advice.

    • litter is the worst here in town ……horribly tragic….dog poop ,litter, hobos, WHERE ARE THE DEPUTIES TO ENFORCE THESE COUNTLESS CODE VIOLATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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