The Philadelphia Water Department is holding a contest to find a “doggie ambassador” to help spread the word about the danger that dog waste poses to our waterways. Check out this article in the Inquirer, aptly titled “Philly Water Department Wants Dogs to Carry Poop Message.” From the article:
Residents of Roxborough, Manayunk, and East Falls have until Sunday to enter. Rules, photos of the contenders, and online entry forms are available at www.phillywatersheds.org/spokesdog.
A public vote will determine finalists. Judges will select the two winners – Roxborough and Manayunk will share a spokesdog, East Falls will get its own – based on “friendly nature, best canine smile, charm, and natural spokesdog abilities.”
And then, the city says, the spokesdogs will be required to attend at least three community events in 2011, at which information will be distributed on “living the eco-friendly dog life.”
What a cool idea! We hope that the TTF watershed will be the next area to hold a spokesdog contest! We would love our very own doggie ambassador!