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NY landlords demand dog DNA to discourage fouling

Would-be tenants are being asked to supply a sample of DNA from their dogs, so pets which foul pathways and gardens around their apartment block can be identified....

More of New York's notoriously vigilant landlords are now expected to sign up to the "Poo Prints" scheme after success was reported from identical systems in place around the US....

Testing on the samples is carried out by a company called BioPet in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tom Boyd, its chief executive, said uncleared dog mess was "tearing apart communities."

"We used our research in animal DNA identification systems to help provide community leaders with a tool to bring peace back to the neighbourhood," said Mr. Boyd.

—Jon Swaine,, July 4, 2011