Riverdale condo complex to use DNA testing to track pet owners who don't curb dogs

A residential condo complex in Riverdale says it will use DNA to crack down on pet owners who are not cleaning up after their pets.

A residential condo complex in Riverdale says it will use DNA to crack down on pet owners who are not cleaning up after their pets.

A residential condo complex in Riverdale says it will use DNA to crack down on pet owners who are not cleaning up after their pets. (9/23/13)

RIVERDALE - A residential condo complex in Riverdale says it will use DNA to crack down on pet owners who are not cleaning up after their pets.

"It's quite a problem," says dog owner Jeff O'Connell. "You walk around and see it on the sidewalk. People are really not doing the right thing."

The management of Grande will swab dogs' mouths for DNA so it can trace any droppings found on the property back to a specific dog and their owners.

The complex will issue a $250 fine for the first offense, $500 for the second and $1,000 for subsequent offenses.

Owners have to bring their pets into management for the testing by Nov. 1 or else face a $100 fine.

For more on the decision, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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