Town Mails Errant Dog Poop Back to Owners

Led to a 70% drop on stray feces

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Residents of a Spanish town angered by prolific dog poop have taken strange measures to clean up their streets: mailing the poop back to the dog owners.

Over the course of a week, a group of twenty volunteers patrolled the streets of Brunete looking for negligent dog owners who failed to properly dispose of their charge’s feces. They then struck up a conversation with the owner to determine the dog’s name and breed. When run through the town’s registered pet database, that information would reveal the name of the owner, and an address where the dog’s waste could be sent.

147 poop deliveries have been made since the campaign was launched in February, and the town of 10,000 has since reported a 70% drop in criminal dog poop.

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