Condo With Poop Problem Wants to DNA-Test Dogs

'I feel like I'm living in a "Seinfeld " episode,' says one owner
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2010 1:14 PM CDT
Condo With Poop Problem Wants to DNA-Test Dogs
A dog rests at the Animalia domestic animal exhibition in St. Gallen, Switzerland on Saturday, May 8, 2010.   (AP Photo/Keystone/Ennio Leanza)

A luxury condo in Baltimore has gone to the dogs, its owners complain, and the solution is obvious: have all the resident canines' DNA tested to identify the miscreant who's been leaving droppings around the place. The plan, to be voted on tonight, will cost owners of dogs—including guests—$50 for the DNA test, and $10 a month to have unauthorized poop scooped and tested. And it will cost the owner of the dog matched to said poop a $500 fine.

"Some people think it's funny," one advocate tells the Baltimore Sun, "But you know, this seems to be a reasonable, objective way to say, 'This is your poop, you're responsible.' " Not everyone is so sanguine. "It's absolutely ridiculous," says a dog-owning attorney. "I feel like I'm living in a Seinfeld episode." (Read more DNA evidence stories.)

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