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Giant Inflatable Dog Poop Is Stolen in Spain

Someone must have cleaned it up.

Faced with mounting dog doo problems, the Spanish city of Torrelodones took inspired action—they installed a nine-foot-tall inflatable poop in the town square, in order to encourage residents to clean up their pups’ smaller versions.

But the plan worked too well: someone went overboard, and rid the square of the giant poop, too.

As El País reports, Torrelodones filed a theft report this week, stating that someone had stolen the sculpture while it was deflated and back in its case. Replacing it will cost the city €2400, or about $2700.

The movement’s organizers were undeterred, and some even seemed encouraged that their message had taken hold. “Despite this disappearance, we will restart the campaign next week once the company that designed the inflatable provides a new one,” town authorities told The Local.

In the meantime, people will have to find another place to take selfies, perhaps with the hashtag #nomasnomascacas.

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