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Memphis apartments to do DNA testing for dog poo

Commercial Appeal Memphis logo Commercial Appeal Memphis 5/17/2019 Micaela Watts

In order to dissuade dog owners from not cleaning up after their dogs, the Parcels at Crosstown Concourse are requiring them to bring in their dog for registry with a DNA database. 

According to a letter sent out to residents, dog owners living at the Parcels must bring their pet into the front office by June 3 to register them for a program called 'Poo Prints'.

Poo Prints, according to their website, is a commercial service that uses pet DNA registry to help with waste management. 

Dogs' cheeks are swabbed in order to collect a DNA sample, which then goes into a registry. 

Feces left behind by dogs can then be easily tested to identify the dog and their owner. 

The letter sent out by The Parcels says that owners matched to dog poo left on the ground will be fined $150. 

Should residents not register their pets by the June 3 deadline, they will be fined $150. 

Failure to pay the fine in either instance is grounds for rental agreement termination, the letter says. 

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This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Memphis apartments to do DNA testing for dog poo

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