- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Dog owners at the Monterra Apartment Homes in Tacoma are held responsible for pet droppings through a DNA matching system.

KOMO reports (https://bit.ly/1E7jnJR ) owners are required to register their dog’s DNA, which is taken with a mouth swab.

When a dog pile violation is reported, a maintenance worker takes a small sample. A DNA lab matches it to the guilty pooch. The owner gets a $200 fine.

The lab service is offered by a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company called PooPrints. It’s new to the Puget Sound area but says it has 900 customers nationwide.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/


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