By Kelly Werthmann


DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver homeowner is P.O.’d about dog poop left in her front yard, and she’s put her frustration on display near Logan Street and East Bayaud Avenue.

“I was livid when I saw it,” a neighbor said.

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Using bright orange paper, the homeowner posted a sign in the fence-less yard, and it’s filled with foul and harsh language.

“These are the kind of inconsiderate [expletive] that should never own or walk dogs,” the sign reads. “News flash, none of us want your dog [expletive] or [expletive] in our yards.”

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The two-page sign suggests harming dogs for leaving piles behind, like with “poisoned meatballs” or “paw crushing traps.” It has people in the neighborhood concerned for their pets.

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“It’s a direct threat to my animal,” a neighbor who asked to remain anonymous said. “I’m not happy about it. I understand the first half, there is a huge issue with people picking up their dog poop in this neighborhood, but they don’t deserve to have their animals threatened like that.”

The sign is also offensive to neighbors without pets.

“It’s really kind of a ‘screw you’ to the whole neighborhood basically,” said another neighbor who didn’t want to reveal their name.

Irritated neighbors are firing back. Some have intentionally left dog droppings on the woman’s sidewalk; others have hung bags of waste from a tree in the yard and the sign itself.

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“There’s been some poop kind of put all over the place,” a neighbor said. “People are obviously unhappy about it. You can’t just threaten people’s dogs like that.”

People who live close by say the homeowner usually keeps to herself, so they aren’t sure if she would actually act on her threats.

“In this day and age, you take every threat seriously,” a neighbor told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann.

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It is quite clear neighbors are upset, and won’t be de-turd from showing how they feel.

“Issuing threats to non-potential poopers on her lawn is not okay,” the neighbor continued. “That’s something that needs to be taken seriously.”

CBS4 asked Denver Police what, if anything, is being done about the threatening sign. A spokesperson with Denver Public Health and Environment responded and explained the sign is free speech. Since it does not threaten humans, the best thing concerned neighbors can do is contact Denver Animal Protection.

CBS4 also tried contacting the frustrated homeowner, but did not hear back.

Moral of the story – be a good neighbor.

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Kelly Werthmann

Comments (4)
  1. Robert Chase says:

    “… there is a huge issue with people picking up their dog poop in this neighborhood” — the neighbor should learn the word “problem”, but that’s not the least of her problems communicating; she probably didn’t want to indicate that people picking up poop are one. Denver is wallowing in dog poop, those responsible aren’t even slightly contrite, and there is no will to enforce the law — would-be poisoners have their work cut out for them!

  2. It is real simple. Talk with the home owner and let her know as a community dog owners in the area will pick up dog poop in her yard. The signs went up from lack of communication and frustration from homeowner. No reason to be mad at the homeowner. As a community work together and help each other out. Really simple. Work together to see who isn’t picking up the poop and turn them in. Again as a community have a dialogue about what you can do to keep her yard poop free. Hanging poop in her yard is juvenile and only adds angst to the situation GROW UP dog owners and be the more mature group. I believe I am speaking to adults and not tantrum throwing children. As a dog owner do not agree with harming the animals but your community did such a poor job of communicating that as a group drove the homeowner to the signs.

  3. Robert Chase says:

    ‘It’s A Direct Threat’ — that is a lie; no one capable of understanding English could think so.

  4. Karen Lee Copen says:

    “I was livid…” Oh boo hoo. The homeowner is in the right. It’s her property. Keep your dogs off of it. How would you all like it if someone’s dog kept taking a dump on your lawns? How about your porchs? Perhaps the hoods of your cars? Why stop there, since you don’t respect private property. Someone could just walk into your home, with their dog, and let it lay a nice steamer right on your carpet. Seems this neighborhood thinks they’re entitled to abuse someone else’s property, it’s only fair others are entitled to abuse yours.

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