“Poop-shaming” pet owners

(KUSA) The city of Arvada, Colorado is cracking down on dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets.

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is known for its sculpture art in the open field adjacent to Wadsworth Boulevard.

As of Thursday, there’s a new art installment of sorts, and the city hopes it will draw some attention to a common problem that, well, stinks.

More than 600 orange marking flags are now planted in the field. Each one represents a pile of dog poop left behind by a careless owner.

“Our parks crews were out here the other day getting ready to prepare, aerate the soil and such,” said Arvada spokeswoman Maria VanderKolk. “They decided a picture is worth a thousand words. Let’s put up a little orange stake every time we see a pile of animal waste.”

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