SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco’s animal control agency is relying on donated newspapers to solve pooping puppies problem.
It seems digital newspaper subscriptions and smartphones have cut the once abundant supplies of old newspapers.READ MORE: Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged Drought
Animal Care & Control has been relying on public contributions and San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/XLirUN ) donations to line the cages of shelter puppies needing potty training.
Now, the San Francisco Public Library is donating old newspapers to make sure the shelter has a consistent paper stream.READ MORE: Red Flag Warning Now in Effect for North and East Bay Hills Through Weekend
Animal control will pick up the newspapers twice a month.
Agency supervisor Eric Zuercher says the arrangement with the library has solved a big problem, noting puppies are poop machines.
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