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2017 PAWS 4 A Cause

Please join us on Saturday, June 10 from 10:30am to 5pm at the Brookside Reservation (next to the zoo) for a Family Fun Day and Canine Carnival as we support the Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). This is their major fundraising event for the year. If you are looking for an addition to your family, this is the event to attend. There will be rescue groups from all over Northern Ohio with adoptable companions looking for their forever home. In addition, you will find a wide variety of things to see and do including Carnival Games for Kids, a Bounce House, Dog Walks, Dog Contests, Face Painting, Animal Demonstrations, Raffle Drawings, Food Vendors, Gift Shops, Celebrity Guests, and much more! We hope to see you there.

Why Biodegradable Bags Matter

Easy Pet™ has chosen to pay a premium for biodegradable bags used in our services, such as dog waste clean up, because we understand the long-term costs to our communities if we don’t. A typical plastic bag takes 500 to 1000 years to decompose. While it’s waiting around to decompose, it’s killing animals, clogging sewers and being a general eye sore. We use biodegradable, compostable, plant based bags from BioBag® in Dunedin, FL, USA. Unlike regular polyethylene plastic, BioBags® can be consumed by micro-organisms that live in our soils. Because they use starches from renewable crops, our bags can be readily composted along with organic waste in municipal composting facilities. Here is why our choice matters. Just one of our trucks can easily use up to 5000 bags a year in the course of delivering our services. Multiply that by an entire fleet of trucks and you see the impact our decision has on our community. Here is why your choice in service providers matters. A dog waste management company not using biodegradable bags and leaving the waste for you to throw away uses approximately 10,000 plastic bags a year per truck. Why do they use twice as many as Easy Pet™? Because they double bag the dog waste so that you can put it into your trash. To identify an environmentally responsible service provider, ask them what type of bags they use and if they will remove the dog waste from your property for proper disposal.