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Squamish vets host local clean-ups

Alpenlofts Veterinary Hospital says the initiative is a response to pets eating THC-infused feces.
 Alpenlofts Veterinary Hospital .
Volunteers pick up trash, including dog poop.
If you don’t like poo, here’s something for you to do.
Alpenlofts Veterinary Hospital has started a community clean-up.

“Responding to some concerns about poop buildup in our community and frequently seeing the THC cases due to pets ingesting human poop, we at Alpenlofts have initiated a community clean-up drive,” reads an email from Jasdeep Grewal.

“We started from Sea to Sky trail in the Garibaldi Estate this past Saturday and picked up 14.1 kg of garbage. Besides bags of bagged poop, we picked up dog poop, beer bottles, pairs of boots, plastic bags, shots of Captain Morgan to name a few.”Grewal said that people who missed out on the action still have a chance to join in.

On April 21, volunteers will be cleaning up at the Eagle Run dike and the shores of Mamquam River.

On May 8, the crew will direct their cleaning toward Valleycliffe dike.

Grewal noted that they’re still seeking suggestions for future clean-up spots.

“We were so thrilled about cleaning up the community this past week. We're excited for our next clean-up dates! We hope to see you all out there! We'll be posting the meeting point and route closer to the dates, and we will be supplying gloves, garbage bags, poop bags, and garbage pickers,” Grewal wrote.