The newly formed North End dog group, Responsible Urbanites for Fido or RUFF, held an inaugural Sunday morning cleanup and hopes to make it a monthly community event. Some non-dog owners also helped out, including NEWRA’s President, Stephanie Hogue. The Residents’ Association hosted a meeting last month with city officials that spurred discussion regarding a future dog park.
RUFF appears to be demonstrating the “responsible” in their group’s name by pitching in to spruce up the North End’s parks and opens spaces. Specific areas targeted this time was the Prado (Paul Revere Mall), Copp’s Hill Terrace, Greenough Lane, among others.
The photos show some of the trash that was cleaned up by RUFF along with one of the signs that were hung. It was reported that a lot more trash was collected than dog poop, with cigarette butts topping the list. Nor was dog feces the only type of feces identified.
Interested in joining in on the fun? Contact RUFF at firstname.lastname@example.org.