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DNA Testing To Determine Who Isn't Cleaning Up After Their Dog

Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animals, environment, goodnews, GoodNews, dogs )

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Did you know that apartment, condo, and townhome communities can hire a company to find out who isn't picking up their dog poop? It's all in the DNA!

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Beth M (138)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:09 pm
Wish they could do this in my town. I'm tired of picking up my neighbor's dog poop.

Barb K (1688)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:37 pm
Cool! Thnx Beth!

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:41 pm
noted, thank you Beth

naomi c (55)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:41 pm

Kay M (347)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:43 pm
not a bad idea.

Jason Green (235)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:58 pm
Very neat idea but it is so very sad to me that we have to go this far to get people to do what is right

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 6:01 pm
Interesting...DNA can do so much--tell you who the fathers and rapists are..and who isn't cleaning up their dog's poop. Agree with Jason...communities shouldn't have to resort to this.

Nicole W (646)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 6:02 pm
this is what we have to do to get humans to do what they should do in the first place

James W (257)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 6:25 pm
Too soon to star Nicole Thanks Beth

Eternal G (745)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 6:38 pm
Serves the wrong-doers right!

Holly Lawrence (430)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 6:50 pm
HA..I love it! Thanks, Beth:)

Constance F (418)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 7:09 pm
This was a very delighful video! Let me commend Twin ponds on both their dog friendly policy and their ingenuity in solving human failure.

Mary T (178)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 7:11 pm
Noted, and thanks Beth.

Kim O (396)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 7:44 pm
I agree with Jason too! Thanks Beth!

Dotti L (85)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 8:56 pm
I am all for this DNA testing. I have never, ever failed to pick up my dog's poo. I have offered bags to people that it was obvious they were not going to pick up They generally look at me like I am crazy.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 9:38 pm
So they can spend money on this but refuse to spend this kind of money finding violent animal abusers:(
I agree people should NOT have to clean up after other people's animals,, but,.,,, I'm done

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 11:05 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 2, 2012, 2:13 am
Noted, thank you!

Veronique L (209)
Friday March 2, 2012, 2:17 am
Isn't this a little bit too much? DNA testing should be used on more serious purposes!

Debbie Crowe (87)
Friday March 2, 2012, 2:30 am
I wonder if they can do cats also?

Jana Repova (65)
Friday March 2, 2012, 4:05 am

Friday March 2, 2012, 7:05 am

SANDRA R (144)
Friday March 2, 2012, 7:30 am
Noted. Thank you Beth.

. (0)
Friday March 2, 2012, 10:21 am
sad that it's come to this to get people to clean up after their dogs..........thanks Beth

Past Member (0)
Friday March 2, 2012, 10:57 am
What a fabulous idea! It's a great deterrent its just too bad that it is necessary. Great story thanks Beth!

Kristina C (73)
Friday March 2, 2012, 11:07 am
lol - bring it on!
How about DNA testing for all the garbage people leave behind ?

Bob hardly here P (394)
Friday March 2, 2012, 11:10 am

Past Member (0)
Friday March 2, 2012, 12:27 pm
Noted, thanks

Gloria H (88)
Friday March 2, 2012, 1:52 pm
interesting that DNA would be taken as "proof" with dog poop, but isn't there a man on death row(Alabama) whose DNA has proved to NOT be a murderer?

Dan S (9)
Friday March 2, 2012, 1:58 pm
I am not a dog guardian, but I am a cat guardian who also loves dogs as well as all animals. I can understand the use of DNA in tracing lost pets, but, to use such tests to locate poop offenders offends and concerns me deeply. The owner of Poo Prints stated in the video that they "require" all dog owners at a testing location to submit to DNA testing. While pets don't have the same rights as humans, I find this type of involuntary activity a violation of a dog's privacy. As a daily litter box cleaner for multiple cats, I can understand the frustrations some people experience with un-attended poop piles. But, this whole poop identifying idea smells of a serious legal and privacy issue that makes me seriously uncomfortable. Next, the government will find a way to make such DNA information a way of tracking people who are the guardians of the animals being tested. I wonder if Poo Prints receives any sort of government funding? Beware of the Trojan Horse!

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday March 2, 2012, 2:30 pm
Noted. Thanks Beth!

M B (62)
Friday March 2, 2012, 3:28 pm
That's America, full of extremists !

liz c (827)
Friday March 2, 2012, 5:15 pm

Vicky Locke (3)
Friday March 2, 2012, 5:42 pm
This looks great to me! I'm sooooo tired of stepping in the poop of dogs whose owners/guardians fail to properly collect and dispose of it here in the clutch of condos in which I live. Like other commenters here, I ALWAYS pick up after my dogs, rain or shine, day or night, ice or snow, heat or cold, no matter how I feel or how pressed for time I might be. I've usually got a decent sense of humor (I think), but I don't see the humor in people's excuses for not disposing of their pet(s)' waste. I guess poop is my hot button!

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday March 2, 2012, 5:59 pm
Back when I was a kid, people who left dog plop in areas we walked in would be treated to their emissions being placed on their porches (us kinds knew which dog was whose). Leaving it in a gutter or street drain wasn't considered a problem; on a sidewalk or path was the only time it was bothered with. Those of us who composted for a garden would collect and compost the dog plop along with the rest of the rottable waste and use it instead of artificial fertiliser and fake soil. Cats would use a litter box or even the toilet, and theirs would be flushed. Only time someone got in trouble with the law over a dog plop was when the animal got loose and dumped by the police chief's mailbox. They were cited for littering and fined ten bucks, and required to replace the faulty collar.

janet f (29)
Friday March 2, 2012, 10:47 pm
They should be fined at least $500 plus the cost of the test. The city will get some additional revenue and the dog owners will start cleaning up. Everyone wins!

Danuta W (1249)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 2:01 am

MmAway M (506)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 3:24 am
Beth ~ Thank you so much for this video at site, everytime they said Poo Prints I chuckled and a smile came over my face (TU). Agree with Jason too, sad that they had to resort to this extreme to have people do what is RIGHT and FAIR! I HATE walking my dog along the street here where I live, kinda in the Country and do believe that everyone that walks their dogs somehow think it is going to disappear POOF...I posted a sign on the Road PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG, someone took down, more Poop. Well don't walk my "Girl" there was taking her to the Shopping Center 7am to walk/run (not so much right now) but they have security all over there and I would be in DEEP POO POO if I didn't have my bag ready for pick up the Poop. SOMEONE did comment what a lovely dog you have "To bad you have to always pick up Poop".

Beth this just hit my funny bone, one thing that doesn't hurt. still smiling..YOU ROCK and Poop hun I can't send you a star for this one!

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 4:33 am
Good news. I am sick of dog shit all over the park.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 7:17 am
Come on people its not nice to leave your dogs poop and someone comes along and steps in it, please be a good neighbor.

Karen Tucker (33)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 9:11 am
Everyone makes a good point about dog poop that is not cleaned up by the owner, BUT, come on people, using DNA to find out who is not cleaning up after their dogs is a little ridiculous and unecessary. This is just another way for the government to try and control our lives. Just have an city/county ordinance fining dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs.

Nancy C (806)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 10:53 am
For those who say this is ridiculous, try living in an area with very little grass. Children and other pets rely on these grassy sections to walk and play. DNA registry is however an invasion of privacy. The environmental downside needs to be addressed in other ways. We're getting a bit "Stepford Wives".

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 10:58 am

Terri Hughes (416)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 12:03 pm
I have the same problem with neighbors dogs coming in my yard. Big dogs, too. Great idea...I love it. DNA on POO....hahaha!

Beth M (138)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 4:49 pm
Some people have not read the whole story. This is only being used in communities where you basically pay POA fees to keep your community clean and for ammenities like playgrounds. This is NOT being done in town & cities and the company does not receive government funding. If you have ever lived in a POA community (I have), you know that you have the right to vote on these types of things. If you don't like the community rules, don't move there. And I now live in a city that has a poop ordinance. Try finding out who leaves the poop in your yard, so you can "prosecute" them!!! Even when I see someone do this, the police are not racing out to find the person who is now long gone.

MmAway M (506)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 6:28 pm
Beth, ya got me smiling again Poo Police???!!! That will be the day a Policeman comes by if you call to report a dog pooping on your yard...Good Luck with that! Homeowners Associations Vote on this, and at least it is keeping their area clean!!

karen lyons kalmenson (10)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 4:32 am
Have to be the one
To bust this scoop
But there are
Bigger things
To worry about
Than whose butt
Shot the poop

Carol C (97)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 3:36 pm
What a great idea!

Liz R. (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 7:39 am
Well I think this is probably quite an expensive programme to undertake. I step out of my door and I often find a dog poo. I get so angry that whoever it is cannot be bothered to collect it and bin it. It can also be really dangerous if it is in a park where children play - it can make them very sick. In dog poo there is fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders

Penelopa Tufis (53)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 6:36 am
Splendid idea! I wish a similar program in my town! A total cleaning action - I love this idea .

Elizabeth P (99)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 11:22 am
If people would respect all, no problems.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 1:29 pm
Americans want to do what they want and not take responsibility for their actions. If they would clean up after their dogs, then this wouldn't have to be done. I can't blame these places for doing this. They get lots of complaints about people stepping in poop, or the smell of it, and then have to hire someone to pick up the poop. I can't blame them for going after those that are the problem.

Stelizan L (258)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 3:58 am
Nothing better to spend your time with? Humans have to be 'policed' to ensure they do the right thing? Yep, sad but true!
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