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Re: Well now I think I've seen it all!


@CrazyDaisy wrote:

@DearPrudence wrote:

Some communities have started using poop DNA to track down dog owners who don't clean up after their dogs.


While that would be a good deterrent, I do not think it is possible.


It is indeed possible. For example:

 

WFLA web staff - RIVERVIEW, Fla. (WFLA) - Some homeowners in a Florida community are upset because the HOA plans to start using DNA testing on dog poop to catch irresponsible dog owners who don't clean up after their pets.

A resident said the board  at Osprey Run in Riverview recently passed a ruling that would require all dog owners to register their animal for $35. The money would pay to register the homeowner's dog for the database. The DNA poop records would then be used to later identify any violations.

Summer Stiles, an Osprey Run resident, said she's tired of cleaning up her yard. "They won't pick it up. Why not pick it up," said Stiles.

 

Any poop samples found in the community would be sent away to be tested. Samples that come back matching a pet will result in a fine to the homeowner.

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Re: Well now I think I've seen it all!


@DearPrudence wrote:

@CrazyDaisy wrote:

@DearPrudence wrote:

Some communities have started using poop DNA to track down dog owners who don't clean up after their dogs.


While that would be a good deterrent, I do not think it is possible.


It is indeed possible. For example:

 

WFLA web staff - RIVERVIEW, Fla. (WFLA) - Some homeowners in a Florida community are upset because the HOA plans to start using DNA testing on dog poop to catch irresponsible dog owners who don't clean up after their pets.

A resident said the board  at Osprey Run in Riverview recently passed a ruling that would require all dog owners to register their animal for $35. The money would pay to register the homeowner's dog for the database. The DNA poop records would then be used to later identify any violations.

Summer Stiles, an Osprey Run resident, said she's tired of cleaning up her yard. "They won't pick it up. Why not pick it up," said Stiles.

 

Any poop samples found in the community would be sent away to be tested. Samples that come back matching a pet will result in a fine to the homeowner.


While the science may exist, it is just not practical to implement.  People will not register dogs, samples cannot be tainted by other dogs "follow-up" visits, stray or loose dogs will not be in system. etc.  Realistically someone else will be picking up the poop for testing that will result inconclusive.  Get a camera to catch them in the act, much better results.

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Re: Well now I think I've seen it all!

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@starpolisher 

 

They require it at the swanky apartment where my sister lives in order to find out who it was that didnt pickup after their dog

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Re: Well now I think I've seen it all!


@CrazyDaisy wrote:

@DearPrudence wrote:

Some communities have started using poop DNA to track down dog owners who don't clean up after their dogs.


While that would be a good deterrent, I do not think it is possible.


@CrazyDaisy 

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/19/pooprints-brings-in-millions-testing-dog-poop-dna-to-snag-non-scoope...

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Re: Well now I think I've seen it all!

I don't mind cleaning up after my two dogs. For the pet owners who let their dogs poop in my yard? Clean up after your own dog. I would not bother to get it tested though. Most people do clean up after their own dogs.
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Re: Well now I think I've seen it all!

No, I don't think you have seen it all. There will always be something to top what you've already seen. There always is.

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Re: Well now I think I've seen it all!


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@starpolisher 

 

They require it at the swanky apartment where my sister lives in order to find out who it was that didnt pickup after their dog


Good Luck with that.  What is to stop someone from picking up some other dogs poop and registering it as their dogs. Unless the complex is going to stand there and collect samples from each dog, they will never know who is in the system.  Without an accurate data base to test against, it is a waste of money.

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Re: Well now I think I've seen it all!


@Brisko wrote:
I don't mind cleaning up after my two dogs. For the pet owners who let their dogs poop in my yard? Clean up after your own dog. I would not bother to get it tested though. Most people do clean up after their own dogs.

@Brisko 

 

Not where I live....very few dog owners pick up after their dogs in my neighborhood.....they are unphased by city ordinances and COA rules....So drastic action is needed, and now Animal Control has evidence...fines start at $250 and go up to $2000....so its going to cost irresponsible dog owners for the DNA process and any fines.....Ive had dogs and ALWAYS picked up after them

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@CrazyDaisy wrote:

@SPURT wrote:

@starpolisher 

 

They require it at the swanky apartment where my sister lives in order to find out who it was that didnt pickup after their dog


Good Luck with that.  What is to stop someone from picking up some other dogs poop and registering it as their dogs. Unless the complex is going to stand there and collect samples from each dog, they will never know who is in the system.  Without an accurate data base to test against, it is a waste of money.


@CrazyDaisy 

 

Our COA requires all pets to be microchipped and have rabies shots required under city law and veterinary records to confirm, also a pet photo is taken at COA office and placed on file.  Since this is a small gated condo community you know where people and their dogs live......One of the people who rented one of the condos got evicted...too many complaints on her dogs...she didnt pick up after her dogs...she let them run around loose and she didnt obey city leash laws.....One neighbor asked her nicely to please pickup after her dogs and the woman became combative...thank God she and her dogs are gone!!!  But there are still other violators Woman Frustrated

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Re: Well now I think I've seen it all!

Well, I guess there will always be losers. I do pick up after my dogs.