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DNA from Dog Poop Tracks Down Owners Who Won't Pick up After Fido

by Dr. Chris

April 10, 2011 In San Sebastian, Spain, they have made a DNA database of the dogs in town to track down owners who fail to pick up dog feces.


The Spanish town council approved a law where dog owners must register their dog's DNA.

Dog feces left around the town will be collected and a dog DNA test done to figure out which dog it came from.

If they track you down you have to pay a fine of 300 euros or about $433.

The fine also applies if you fail to submit a sample of your dog's DNA.

Another side benefit of this plan is that lost dogs could be more easily returned to their owners.

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