The Real Deal Miami

Jupiter condo vows to DNA-test resident dogs’ feces, fine perpetrators

June 29, 2011 01:46PM

In response to incidents of dogs doing their business in elevators and public spaces, dog owners in the Village of Abacoa, a condominium association of 458 units in Jupiter, must pay a $200 fee Aug. 1st to have DNA Pet World Registry take their canine’s genetic fingerprint and keep the information on file, according to the Sun Sentinel. From here on in, if an illegal poop is found, it will match a dog and the owner will be fined.

“This is nuts. They will be testing all kinds of poop. Is this America?” said Troy Holloway, who owns one of the condos.

The condo association is spending $10,000 to $12,000 a year replacing and cleaning, said Matthew Brickman, president of the Village of Abacoa Condominium Association.

“The smell is disgusting. Residents are embarrassed to have company,” said Susan Nellen, property manager for Versa Property Management, which manages the condo near Roger Dean Stadium.

Feces identification is a big money business. DNA Pet World started in October. By the end of the year, they expect 300 American franchises, a representative said. [Sun Sentinel]