San Tan Animal Hospital donates pet waste stations to Queen Creek

San Tan Animal Hospital donated three pet waste stations to the town of Queen Creek for the trail along Queen Creek Wash. Staff members include, kneeling from left, Kinley Miller and Sarah Cothren, and standing from left, Laura Kolb, Dr. Scott Darger, Eric Linck, Dawn LoNigro, Marta Linck and Kristi Kruger. (Special to the Independent/Town of Queen Creek)

San Tan Animal Hospital donated three pet waste stations to the town of Queen Creek for the trail along Queen Creek Wash. Staff members include, kneeling from left, Kinley Miller and Sarah Cothren, and standing from left, Laura Kolb, Dr. Scott Darger, Eric Linck, Dawn LoNigro, Marta Linck and Kristi Kruger. (Special to the Independent/Town of Queen Creek)

 

Rather than risk stepping on animal waste, members of the San Tan Animal Hospital stepped up and took action.

Hospital staff members donated three pet waste stations along Queen Creek Wash in the town of Queen Creek. Each is valued at $150, according to a press release.

Hospital Manager Dawn LoNigro and her dogs — a chihuahua named Axel and a Doberman named Luna — use the trail on a regular basis and she noticed there was a need for the waste stations, she said during a phone interview.

Ms. LoNigro saw there were three trash cans already in place along the trail. Matching each with a pet waste station seemed a natural pairing, she said.

The hospital purchased the stations and the town installed them, she said.

San Tan Animal Hospital was recognized for its contribution by Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and Queen Creek Town Council during the Sept. 7 council meeting.

“The town council and I appreciate the generosity of the San Tan Animal Hospital,” Mayor Barney said in the release. “We value our four-legged friends here in Queen Creek, and it is important that we provide opportunities for our residents to be responsible pet owners. If pet waste is not properly disposed of, it not only litters our sidewalks, it contaminates our water when it enters our storm drainage systems.”

San Tan Animal Hospital is at 21321 E. Ocotillo Road No. 119 in Queen Creek.

For more information about the trails along the Queen Creek Wash or Sonoqui Wash, visit the town’s website.

News Editor Wendy Miller can be contacted at 480-982-7799 and via e-mail at qcnews@newszap.com, or follow her on Twitter @WendyNewszap123.

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