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Whose Doo?

An apartment complex on Long Island is turning to DNA testing to uncover residents who do not clean up after their dogs, Newsday reports.

It adds that the luxury apartment complex is working with the Tennessee-based BioPet Lab to compile a registry of dogs living there that it will check when there's unscooped poop found. Residents then found to be leaving their dog's droppings around would be fined and, possibly, evicted.

According to Newsday, the reaction from residents there was mixed. Some noted that the complex management had send previous warnings about the need to pick up after pets, though others were concerned about the precedent it might set for other mid-lease management changes.

A condo board in Baltimore and a town in Colorado have also discussed using dog poop DNA testing to get people to clean up after their pets.

The Scan

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