We live in a neighborhood near the recreation center, and over the past year we have noticed an increase in "deposits" left by people who do not clean up after their pets.

To the editor:

We live in a neighborhood near the recreation center, and over the past year we have noticed an increase in "deposits" left by people who do not clean up after their pets.

We have two dogs; and we always clean up after them. It is not that difficult. You know that they are likely to do it; so, please plan ahead, bring bags, and pick up after them. If you run out or have a hole in a bag, knock on a door and ask for a bag or come back to pick it up later. Your neighbors will appreciate it.

We have noticed many "deposits" in our yard and around the neighborhood. In fact, this week I had to maneuver our dogs around six to eight feet of large dog deposits on the sidewalk. Sure, it could be the result of a dog that got loose; but there are too many instances of deposits everywhere. I do not think that it is a coincidence.

As a result of the indifference associated with leaving your dogs' waste in other people's yards, many of us receive dirty looks when we walk our pets. Those of us with large dogs or multiple dogs seem to be blamed for your failure to clean up after your pets. That takes the joy out of walking with our pets.

As far as our yard, we are pretty sure whom it is; so please, pick up after your dogs. We do not leave deposits in your yard. Do not leave deposits in ours.

The bottom line is: please have some consideration for your neighbors and your community. If you are going to walk your pet, please pick up after them. It is the decent thing to do; and it is the law.

Karin E. Demaree
Worthington