Dog park visitors annoyed by owners who don’t clean up after their pets

Hampden County

Some animal lovers have neglected to clean up the mess left by their pets at the Community Field dog park in Holyoke.

Leslie Buck is visiting Holyoke from Riverhead, New York. She told 22News that, back home at her neighborhood dog park, pet owners confront neighbors who fail to follow the rules.

“Getting the message out and try to encourage, you know, maybe with some peer pressure,” Buck said. “It works in Long Island. We kind of look out for each other.”

Dog owners say they’re fed up with cleaning up another dog’s mess. They’re encouraged by the idea of shaming other owners into behaving more responsibly.

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