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Feb 11, 2014 9:00 AM by NBC News

Testing dog poop DNA for messy offenders

( WITN) A couple of apartment complexes in Jacksonville, North Carolina are cracking down on pet owners who don't pick up after their pooches in a high-tech way - using DNA.

On Saturday, a company called Poo Prints took DNA samples from dogs at the Reserve and Legacy apartment complexes by swabbing their mouths.

That information will be stored in a database so when a dog leaves a mess behind and the owner doesn't clean it up, it can be tracked back to the irresponsible dog owner.

Residents will face a hefty fine for their first infraction: $250.00.



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