Hi, Friends! Goldie, here, to tell you that the first week in April is International Pooper Scooper Week — something we practice all year round in Pismo Beach! We all know the importance of picking up after canine companions, and having a special week is a great reminder to all.

According to the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPAWS), pets produce in excess of 4.4 billion pounds of waste per year and could cover 900 football fields with more than 12 inches of droppings! Yuck! These pet droppings negatively impact the natural environment.

How can we prevent harm to Pismo Beach’s beauty and cleanliness? It’s easy — do your “doody” by picking up after your dog each and every time and dis posing of the droppings in the proper receptacle. Let’s ALL work together to prevent harm to Pismo Beach and beyond. Let’s face it: no one wants to look at, smell, or step in what pets leave behind! Hope to see you out and about soon!