More than 600 people voted for their favorite poster developed after students in the Social Studies department at PS 150 reached out to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s (D-Sunnyside) office for assistance in tackling an excessive amount of dog poop.
The “Curb Your Dog” public awareness campaign declared a winner on April 16 – second grader Sophia Aguirre. The students made posters in an effort to remind dog owners to pick up after their dog has finished doing his or her business. The New York State Public Health Law 1310 plus the $250 fine was a requirement to add on the poster.
Aguirre cleverly drew a dog scooping up the mess. The posters were voted on by the community, via Van Bramer’s website, Facebook and the Sunnyside Post.
You will see Aguirre’s poster throughout the local businesses, civic groups, community centers, public spaces and dog runs in Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside and Maspeth.
Not only does this campaign entail creative posters, but also gives dog owners the chance to receive free disposable bio-degradable “dog poop bags” donated by Wespaw Pets in Sunnyside. If you want your very own “dog poop bag,” visit Councilman Van Bramer’s district office, located at 47-01 Queens Blvd., Suite 205 in Sunnyside.