I found the Poop fountain via Yelp, and just had to visit it at some point. Funny how something like this can get so much recognition, but maybe it is a good thing to have things like this to add extra amusement to our daily lives. The Poop fountain attracts many Chicago locals, and tourists in our city. The fountain was created and installed in 2005 by Polish Chicago artist Jerzy S. Kenar. And meant for all the community to remember to pick up after their dogs (Rice, 2016) .
As one that loves to run the trails it is bothersome seeing that someone did not pick up after their dog while out walking the neighborhood or trails. While some may think that it is good fertilizer for the lawn; it is actually toxic to the lawn. And besides! Nobody wants to surprisingly step in something that a pet owner failed or were to lazy to clean up. Because dog feces are one of the most common carriers of diseases such as Whipworms, Hookworms, Roundworms, Tapeworms, Parvo, Corona, Giardiasis, Salmonellosis, Cryptosporidiosis, and Campyobacteriosis(“Toxic Dog Waste,” 2014).
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