Seattle apt. managers turn to DNA testing of dog poop to ID irresponsible owners

Seattle apt. managers turn to DNA testing of dog poop to ID irresponsible owners
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Frustrated with dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets, an increasing number of apartments in Seattle are opting to use DNA testing to identify the culprits.

The Seattle Times reports that a company called BioPet Vet Lab from Knoxville, Tennessee, is providing its PooPrints testing kits to 26 apartment and condo complexes and homeowners associations in the region.

Erin Atkinson, property manager at Potala Village Apartments in Everett says the messes are all over.

“There was poop inside the elevators, in the carpeted hallways, up on the roof,” Atkinson said. “They’re lazy, I guess.” …

Atkinson says that after some initial fines, DNA testing is working at her complex, with two dozen or so dogs. …

The fines added up this way: $59.95 to have the poop tested, and $50 to the complex for the hassle of collecting the sample.

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