• Mutt Mitts: Carmel Using GPS to Make Sure Owners Clean After Dogs

    'Mutt Mitts' dispensers in Carmel

    ‘Mutt Mitts’ dispensers in Carmel

    Working closely with the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Save the Whales organization has placed emblems at 17 “mutt mitt” stations throughout Carmel Beach as well as on the Mission Trail Nature Preserve to remind people to make sure to pick up after their pets.

    The locations of the “mutt mitt” stations as well as trashcans will be plotted through GPS so that both can be easily located by beach-goers and those who walk the trail. “Mutt Mitts” are small dark green plastic bags for usage to clean up after dogs.

    These efforts are being made to help protect water quality, and keep the beach and trail clean and more attractive to residents and visitors. Carmel Beach is a favorite place for people to let their dogs walk or run unleashed.

    But a problem is that people are not necessarily picking up after their pets and that some who do so are neglecting to deposit bags filled with feces into trashcans.

    The city’s Municipal Code spells out requirements for pet supervision.

    “We want to express our appreciation to Save Our Shoes for and the Carmel Residents Associations and others for their recent voluntary beach cleanups,” said Sharon Friedrichsen, Public Services Director for Carmel-by-the-Sea. She also expressed appreciation for the efforts of Save the Whales.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 13, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News

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