Ask Hopeful Henry: |

Ask Hopeful Henry:

Thank you everyone for coming out to support The Lake Tahoe Humane Society this weekend at the Harveys/Harrah’s Hike! It was a fun event and lots of pups got their free vaccinations, thank you Dr. Kelly for taking the time to come and help out! We’ll defiantly make this an annual event.

Dear Hopeful Henry: I just wanted to say thanks for telling us about the Dog Day event last Sunday at Cove East beach, I am new to town and had never been to that beach; actually I didn’t know it was even there. What a great time and beautiful beach, it’s my new favorite place to bring my dog. Thanks again. — Corinne

Dear Corinne: You are welcome! I totally agree the Cove East Beach is just wonderful; it is also my favorite beach in town. It is a perfect example of what a wonderful job the California Tahoe Conservancy is doing for our community. This area of land is known as the “Upper Truckee Marsh” and thanks to the Conservancy it has been restored to its natural beauty. While a portion of the land is closed to dogs this time of year in order to protect the land, the beach remains one of the best dog friendly areas in South Lake Tahoe. Dogs do need to be on leash for everyone’s safety but it doesn’t stop the fun. Over 40 pups showed up for Dog Day, all on leashes and everyone had a great time. I also need to send out kudos to the people and pups that showed up who were responsible. Everyone picked up after their dogs and I am happy to report no poop was found on the beach! So it can be done and we do have responsible dog owners here in South Lake Tahoe, thank you! We as a community also owe a big fat thank you to the Conservancy for the Upper Truckee Marsh, for the beach and for allowing it to be a dog friendly area. Thank you for the thank you. — Henry

Lake Tahoe Humane Society “Project Poop Clean Up” update. Project Poop Clean Up is moving forward, with the California Tahoe Conservancy on board along with The League to Save Lake Tahoe and other organizations we hope to have our proposal to the City within the next couple months.

After seeing how poop free East Cove Beach was after hosting over 40 dogs at Dog Day, it was proof that the Dog Waste Stations work! People did use them. One of the opposing issues of Project Poop Clean Up was that people wouldn’t bother to use the waste stations.

For those who don’t know about “Project Poop Clean Up” it will place Dog Waste Stations through out the community in high dog traffic areas. The Lake Tahoe Humane Society feels strongly this will help reduce the poop being left on the ground. This problem is not only an issue of inconvenience (no one likes to step in poop) but also a health issue and a keeping-our-Lake-clean issue.

For the next phase of the project the Lake Tahoe Humane Society needs your help. They are trying to determine the areas in town that need the Dog Waste Stations the most. If you know of a specific area that is of concern please let them know. You can email them with your thoughts, concerns or comments to the more input they get from the community the better!

Need some pet advise? Ask Hopeful Henry. You can ask your questions via Face Book just “friend” Hopeful Henry or email or you can write to him care of The Lake Tahoe Humane Society & S.P.C.A P.O. Box PET South Lake Tahoe CA 96158

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