As a resident of Everett, responsible dog owner and Herald subscriber, I’m glad that the city of Everett spends “thousands” on dog waste bags, per your Monday front page article. How this made the front page rather than the Local section, I still haven’t figured out.
I visit many of the Everett parks, with and without my dogs in tow, and appreciate that the bags are there. I don’t have to use them to know that those amenities make the parks cleaner, more appealing and friendly to park visitors. I appreciate that the city doesn’t differentiate between its dog parks and non-dog parks; all have dog waste bags.
As one of the many volunteers who pick up bags from the city, storing a case in her garage, checking and filling a local park dog Mutt Mitt station — all to keep the park in my neighborhood dog and people friendly — I’d like to thank my fellow volunteers throughout the city, who do the same for the residents and visitors of Everett.
Since this was such a newsworthy story to the Herald’s reporter and editors, why not have The Herald step up to be one of the businesses that sponsor and provide free dog waste bags to our fair city to save us taxpayers a few hundred if not “thousands” this year?
I’m sure the city of Everett would appreciate local businesses donating money or suitable dog waste bags for the 36-plus Mutt Mitt stations. After all, I don’t purchase dog waste bags nor do I use the city’s bags — my Herald is delivered every day in a handy two or three “scoop-sized” bag that’s made from recycled plastic — more than enough for our daily dog walks. I’m sure the bags you provide to your paper subscribers would be appreciated by Everett’s dog scoopers as well.