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Now An Apartment Complex in Texas is DNA Testing Dog Poop
The Conumerist ^ | January 23, 2013 | Laura Northrup

Posted on 01/23/2013 2:31:05 PM PST by Gefn

I often see canine leavings at the side of the road, and wonder which of my fellow dog owners left them behind. (It certainly isn’t the dog’s fault.) In recent years, homeowners’ associations and apartment complexes have answered this important question by requiring DNA samples from dogs living on the property. When staff find an abandoned pile, they match the DNA it contains to a resident dog, and fine the owner $250.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dog; napl; texas
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To: Gefn

I thought about this years ago. A lot of dog owners don’t pick it up in my complex too.

41 posted on 01/23/2013 5:37:35 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Fire all politicians and impeach the judges.)
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To: a fool in paradise

For a while I thought that civilization was going to the dogs, but it’s much worse than that as it is going to dog poops!

42 posted on 01/23/2013 5:38:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...

Computer Hope

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43 posted on 01/23/2013 5:42:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Gefn

I need to DNA my browsers to figure out which one’s poop I step in on the way to the kitchen.

45 posted on 01/23/2013 5:57:21 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: BfloGuy

A lot of Amish where I live too, Nothing like a nice ride on the motorcycle and hitting a turn where a horse just left a load in the street.Skidding in horse dung is no fun.

46 posted on 01/23/2013 6:51:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: blam

47 posted on 01/23/2013 7:03:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Daffynition
.there's a *family* game called *Doggie Doo*.

Addams Family?

48 posted on 01/23/2013 8:32:03 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Them then?

49 posted on 01/23/2013 10:42:34 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: GeronL

“They are taking this whole bureaucratic mentality too far these days.”

Indeed. Who gives a crap anyway? There are bigger turds in Washington to clean up.

50 posted on 01/24/2013 9:46:22 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: RobertClark

I agree with you completely, as both a runner and a lover of dogs who walks them often. I am never without poop bags, there are in a container that attaches to the leash. I don’t care where they poop along the way, it could be an unimproved piece of land next to the sidewalk or it could be in someone’s yard, it gets picked up immediately.

The piles of poop are everywhere, and I see people walking their dogs all of the time with no apparent way to pick it up if they should “go.” My sister lived in an apartment where the problem was unbelievable. Nice landscaping and grass, but poop everywhere. They had a policy to pick up after your pet and they even provided the bags in dispensers that where conveniently located throughout the complex, but seemingly everyone ignored the policy. It was disgusting.

51 posted on 01/24/2013 3:00:52 PM PST by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: Slyfox

And you are surprised that the government doesn’t do things as fast or as well as private industry?

52 posted on 01/24/2013 3:09:40 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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