A town in Colorado is weighing using DNA testing to identify owners who don't pick up after their pets, CBS Denver reports.
According to CBS Denver, the town of Breckenridge has received numerous complaints regarding dog poop that hasn't been picked up and town planners have presented the idea of DNA testing dogs to match them to uncollected waste to the council. Summit Daily notes that the idea is so far limited to dogs living in town-owned apartments. It says that there have been 23 complaints about dog waste last year for three apartment complexes.
"We have and continue to explore the DNA-identification option," Laurie Best, a senior town planner, tells Summit Daily. She adds that such testing appears to have been a deterrent in other towns like Aspen and Denver.
Similar testing was also proposed in a condo in Baltimore a few years back.