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Florida condo owners upset after board asks for dog DNA tests to track poop

Summary

Pet owners would have to pay for the DNA test

A Florida homeowners association wants condo owners to submit their dog's DNA

FLORIDA (NEWS 1130) – Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog’s DNA in order to fine owners who don’t pick up after their pets.

People living at Harbour Landing say they received a letter last week and some feel it’s an invasion of privacy. The letter asked them to register their dogs and cats with the association through a DNA test, citing a significant increase in the amount of animal feces found throughout the property recently, including inside the elevators.

Pet owners would have to pay for the DNA test, registration fee and any potential cleanup fees. Condo officials say it’s a voluntary process and that the measure is only meant to help keep the property clean.