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 The 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.