Blue Ridge’s Poo Policy Makes the News

Although many communities have been doing the “doggie doo DNA” thing for a while, it’s still news to the general populace. That helps explain the interest in Blue Ridge’s adoption of the practice at one if its Wilmington communities:

A Wilmington apartment complex will soon be running DNA tests on dog poop to identify owners who don’t clean up after their pooches do their business.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports┬áThe Reserve at Forest Hills will ask the complex’s 100 dog owners to have their pets swabbed for a DNA sample.

Then, if poop found in the complex matches a pet, the owner will be fined and also will have to pay for the DNA testing which can cost up to $50.