Saturday, April 4, 2015
There are much better and legal ways to advertise searches for lost pets: neighborhood bulletin boards, local Queens newspapers, blogs, local TV stations like NY1,local churches & social clubs, etc. I know there is a NYC law prohibiting personal postings on public property. Is anyone taking any responsibility to oversee the removal at some future time?
Our questions are:
1) How long is this “campaign” going to last? It’s already been a month since the dog was lost. Are we going to see the continued proliferation of posters throughout Queens (and probably other boroughs) over the near future?
2) Why is the NYC Department of Sanitation not enforcing their laws or at least contacting the people responsible for overseeing this “project”
3) Is someone taking responsibility to REMOVE these posters after the lost dog is found or after a certain time lapse (3 months, 6 months, 1 year)? Suggestion: post a request to those who volunteered to put the flyers to also take them down. Lost dog owner: please request that on your Facebook page! You also stated that you have receipts of the monies spent from public donations. Please post them on your Facebook page so everyone knows this is not a scam.
4) Will the companies “helping” this effort also take responsibility to clean up our neighborhoods once the dog is found or after a certain time?
5) What happens to the excess money that’s collected and not spent? How about a commitment to donate it to a reputable animal organization (e.g. ASPCA, North Shore Animal, etc.)?"