Charleston Pet Poop Scooper Is Cleaning Up (After Carriage Horses)

It may not be on everyone’s radar, but cleaning up after Charleston’s carriage horses is a pain in the ……

One Charleston entrepreneur sees profit where others see only the problem. For Kyle Coker, owner of the local DoodyCalls pet waste removal franchise, business is always picking up. Carriage tours, a popular tourist attraction, leave the streets of Charleston a mess. DoodyCalls has now added street cleanup to their service routes in addition to cleaning up after dogs in neighborhood yards and public spaces.

For Coker, cleanup isn't just making the streets look better, it is also an environmental and health service. “When nature calls, we answer,” says the DoodyCalls Charleston owner. “Our goal is making the world a happier and healthier place for people and the environment”.

Consider that a 1,000-pound horse produces about 31 pounds a day, or about 12 tons per year. That means that keeping the city’s streets free of horse poop is no laughing matter.

Kyle and his team are raising awareness of the importance of proper collection and disposal of animal waste in order to protect the environment. Pet waste is commonly miscategorized as a fertilizer but in fact is actually harmful to our ecosystem.

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