FIVE Winning Dogs & Their Owners Help Protect OUR Creeks, River, Bay, and Ocean

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News Date: 
June 5, 2018

Last month, the Salinas Stormwater Program held a pet contest in which each contestant submitted a photo of their dog and answered how they prevent pet waste from entering storm drains that lead straight to Salinas creeks, the Salinas River, and the Monterey Bay.  Not only are these winning pets adorable, they also have winning owners who help protect OUR Creeks, River, Bay, Ocean, and Wildlife!

And the winners are .... 

Dog Pepper and owner prevent pet waste from entering storm drains that lead straight to Salinas creeks, the Salinas River, and the Monterey Bay.

Pepper ~ Owner, Mary Warner

"When I go walking with her, I always place her waste in a biodegradable bag.  We also pick up her waste daily in our yard and place it the same bags.”


 

 

 

 

 

Dog Dolly and owner prevent pet waste from entering storm drains that lead straight to Salinas creeks, the Salinas River, and the Monterey Bay.

Dolly

“To avoid problems in the drainage, we, as a pet owner must meet our obligations which are to remove the pet’s stool, put it in a plastic bag and throw it into the trash can.”


 

 

Dog Mammas and owner prevent pet waste from entering storm drains that lead straight to Salinas creeks, the Salinas River, and the Monterey Bay.

Mammas ~ Owner, Matthew Garcia

"Always carry waste bags while going outdoors with your dog and be sure to throw it away into designated trash cans to prevent waste from entering storm drains.”


 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Chewy and owner prevent pet waste from entering storm drains that lead straight to Salinas creeks, the Salinas River, and the Monterey Bay.

Chewy ~ Owner, Mr. Diaz

"Chewy is always on a leash when we go for walks, so we carry poop bags.  But, Chewy is very shy he waits until he is in his own back yard.”


 

 

 

Dog Koda and owner prevent pet waste from entering storm drains that lead straight to Salinas creeks, the Salinas River, and the Monterey Bay.

Koda ~ Owner, The Miller’s

"Wherever we go we carry dog waste bags in our vehicles, RV, and just going for a walk.  The bags are put in the garbage can and not the recycle can.  Carrying the dog bags helps us to keep the poop out of our storm drains and our waterways.”