This story came back to bite the council's bum a wee bit after a disgruntled resident at Lancefield Quay wrote into to the Evening Times to complain about the mess left behind by domesticated animals ... only this time it was horses, police horses!
The unhappy resident living near a walkway overlooking the Clyde complained that the sheer scale of horse mess made it a more potent danger than dog dirt:
"The walkway has been done up really well by the city council in anticipation of the Commonwealth Games. It is well used by residents and by people going to and from the SECC and other venues and offices.
It is now a beautiful area, but it is being spoiled not by dogs but by police horses. I frequently see police horses cantering along the walkway and they leave a trail of manure behind.
Joggers, cyclists, tourists and people walking have to negotiate their way round a lot of horse dung.
The horses soil pavements and roads so why don't the police carry poop scoops for the horses, because they leave a much bigger mess than any dog would."
A police spokesman replied:
"As all horses are vegetarians their excrement is completely biodegradable and breaks down very quickly into powder form.
Where required, we contact the local council in the area the horses are in to organise to clean up."
A council spokesman responded to the complaint:
"There is a legal requirement for people to clean up after their dogs and that is what Clean Glasgow is enforcing. There is no law requiring riders to clean up manure left by their horses on public pathways.
Horses are vegetarian, so their manure does not present the same health risks as dog faeces."