Picking up dog poop may not be anyone’s idea of how to spend a lovely fall day, but that’s just what Craig Hammer had in mind when he volunteered for the Jefferson County Open Space “Let’s Doo It” program to clean up the Elk Meadow dog off-leash park in Evergreen.
Hammer, owner of DoodyCalls Denver – the nation’s trusted leader in pet waste removal services – together with other enthusiastic volunteers, collected more than 400 pounds of dog poop on Saturday, September 24. They also provided educational materials emphasizing important health issues associated with pet waste.
There are now more than 77 million dogs in the U.S., and each one contributes an average of three-quarters of a pound of waste each. What first appears as a small amount quickly adds up.