The amount of dog waste generated in North America each day is the equivalent to the size of 153 blue whales, or 55,845 blue whales a year, according to the recent Canadian film "Dog Dazed." On the next City Visions, host Joseph Pace will examine the innovative uses of this dog waste, the critically important but lesser known reasons to keep cats indoors, the perils of pet obesity and more. What do you need to do be a more environmentally aware pet owner?
Working in landlord-tenant law, Oakland attorney Clifford Fried has seen his fair share of bogus service animals. But one particular cat owner — unfortunately, or maybe presciently, named Kitty — was exceptional. While renting an apartment in San Mateo County, Kitty began amassing a brood of felines, despite the property's no-pets clause. She already had acquired four cats by the time her landlord got wind of them. By then, Kitty was habitually flushing cat litter down the toilet, posing a major threat to the building's plumbing system. The landlord finally confronted her.