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Who will be the next Philly Spokesdog? You Decide!

May 1, 2019 @ May 1, 2019 - May 24, 2019 @ May 24, 2019

  Vote in the 2019 Philly Spokesdog Competition

WHEN: May 1 to 24, 2019


WHERE: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


HOW: This is a social media campaign. Look for PDE on its social media handle @DelawareEstuary. Starting May 1, you’ll find individual posts of each of our four canine contestants. Each “like”on their picture is a vote for the dog of your choice.  The winner gets to be Philadelphia Water Department’s spokesdog for a year.

All four dogs are residents at Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia, and are eligible for adoption. The larger purpose of this contest is to educate the public about the importance of cleaning up after pet waste.  Contrary to popular opinion, dog waste is not environmentally friendly, nor is it a fertilizer. Dog poop is a pollutant, and it spreads whenever rain falls or snow melts. Waste that stays on the ground can leech into the earth. It can also run off into storm drains and nearby waterways, like the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. Not only does this spread harmful bacteria, but also it breeds algae that can kill local fish.

For more information, click on this link. Then vote for the next Philly Spokesdog, and help prevent poo-lloution!


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