WILMINGTON, N.C. -- A Wilmington apartment complex will soon be running DNA tests on dog poop to identify owners who don't clean up after their pooches do their business.
The StarNews of Wilmington reports The Reserve at Forest Hills will ask the complex's 100 dog owners to have their pets swabbed for a DNA sample. Then, if poop found in the complex matches a pet, the owner will be fined and also will have to pay for the DNA testing which can cost up to $50.
The complex is managed by Blue Ridge Companies which also runs the program at some of its other complexes across the Southeast. Blue Ridge regional manager Amy Ritchy says one of the most common complaints at complexes is dog poop on the ground.