'A nudge to pick up the fudge': US city flags dog poo left in public placesOfficials in small-town America are planting miniature but powerfully frank flags in piles of abandoned dog poo in public places, as part of a campaign to get residents to clean up after their pets downtown.
The police department in Springfield, south-west Missouri, posted photos of the flags in use on its Facebook page on Wednesday.
The flags don’t pull any punches with the pooches. They feature messages messages including: “Is this your turd? ‘Cuz that’s absurd” and “This is a nudge to pick up the fudge”.
The campaign started earlier this week and the department noted on the social network that leaving behind a pet’s mess in many cases violates a city ordinance. And it’s eco-friendly in more ways than one. The flags are made of bamboo and recycled paper.
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The city said it picks up nearly 25 pounds of dog poo a week from downtown parks and parking areas, costing $7,500 annually.