A 23andMe-level breakdown of your dog’s DNA may have seemed like a good idea at first. I mean, I want to know how many breeds make up my definitely not purebred pup. However, it seems doggy DNA is getting pet owners in trouble — especially those that don’t pick up after their furry BFFs.
In Maryland, a condo association is actually using dog DNA test kits to solve the unscooped dog poop epidemic that is plaguing their neighborhood. After emails, meetings, and even installing a security camera in the dog park didn’t work, the association shelled out $2,500 for the DNA testing.
Yes, just like police were able to track down the Golden State Killer using DNA testing, The Residence at Park Place Condominium in Annapolis is doing the same to find and fine pet owners who refuse to scoop. So far, 20 owners have provided samples of their pets, which are then matched to “samples” found at the park. According to the condo’s general manager, guilty owners will also be responsible for $90 in costs if the association decides to send the specimen to the lab for testing.