There's No Such Thing as the Poop Fairy
When pet waste is left on the ground, it washes down storm drains and contaminates our streams and rivers with harmful bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Please pick up after your pet -- you'll be helping your neighbors, their pets, and Cabin John Creek!
Poop Fairy Campaign & Toolkit
In 2018, FoCJC has partnered with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) to build on their “Poop Fairy” program for a two-month campaign culminating on National Dog Day. We now offer a Poop Fairy Campaign Toolkit to allow other watershed groups and environmental groups to replicate the entire campaign in their own local area. The Toolkit includes “Poop Fairy” posters to be placed in animal hospitals, lawn signs, clinic information sheets, county pet waste control program information, a campaign timeline, and sample outreach letters and emails, as well as suggestions for public incentive items, such as “poop bag” dispensers to be given out at public events.
For the first activity in this program, we developed a program to engage local veterinary hospitals and animal-related businesses in our watershed in a pet waste management campaign. We provided to these businesses outreach materials to encourage dog owners to pick up and properly dispose of dog waste when they are out walking their pets, in order to protect the health of their pets and that of the watershed environment.
You can learn about the county's pet waste program to install pet waste stations in common areas managed by Homeowners' Associations. You'll also find pet waste facts and tips on how to dispose of the waste.
Contact us if you're interested in a Toolkit or have any questions or comments.
Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic, Rockville
Montgomery Animal Hospital, Rockville
Nebel Street Animal Hospital, Rockville
Olde Towne Pet Resort, Rockville
Petco Veterinary Services, Rockville
Potomac Animal Hospital Inc, Potomac
Seven Locks Animal Hospital, Potomac
Veterinary Holistic Care, Bethesda
Thank you to the following businesses for allowing us to display our poster and information:
Alpine Veterinary Hospital, Cabin John
Best Friends Rockville, Rockville
Bradley Hills Animal Hospital, Bethesda
Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Rockville
Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort, Rockville
Falls Road Veterinary Hospital, Potomac
Kenhaven Animal Hospital, Rockville
Kenwood Animal Hospital, Bethesda
Liberty Falls Veterinary Clinic, Potomac