Dog Poop DNA by the sea?

Joe from Shore Road writes:

“An Ohio apartment complex requires DNA tracking for dogs to crackdown on people who dont clean up after thier dogs…we should do this on shore road. If you go on shore between Lincoln and Monroe on the south side of the street its disgusting”

Joe is referring to this article (read – Apartment complex to require pet DNA in cleanup crackdown), which says:

“the complex is taking extreme measures to get dog owners to clean up after their pets. It’s a new program that would help identify an animals poop by testing for DNA. Dogs would have their mouths swabbed and their DNA put on file.”

What do you folks think?  Should Long Beach adopt a similar law on dealing with our dog poop problem? Or would it be way too complex here? I personally think something needs to be done. Cleaning dog poop off my sidewalk a few times a month has become part of my routine and I am really getting tired of it. It has seriously gotten to the point where I run to my window every time I see somebody walking their dog so I can spy on them, or I give them a dirty looks as we pass each other outside. I realize most dog owners are innocent and do a fine job cleaning up, but it’s just those few who are ruining it for all.

Related SBC stories: Poop & Paper (a rant & a mystery) – December 2nd, 2011

 

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15 thoughts on “Dog Poop DNA by the sea?”

  1. my dad in queens used to follow people that did it… then bring the poo back and drop it off on the porch or on there front door… suprisingly the poo on his lawn slowly went away after 2 or 3 weeks.

  2. I think LB should definitely adopt such a law. I hate when I have to park on the left side of the street and risk stepping in poop every time I get in or out of my car. It’s not hard to pick up after your dog people. My family does it several times a day, including my 10 and 12 year old. Take pride in your community. If you don’t, no one else will.

  3. As someone who lives on Shore between Lincoln and Monroe, I completely agree. I can’t stand all the dog shit. I yell at people from my balcony every time I’m out there.

  4. I live on the corner of Monroe and Shore and I would bet that most of the mess can be traced back to 3 people, all of whom live in the garden apartment (Monroe Beach Apts??) They also allow their dogs to ruin the grass around our building. There is one person who has a dog that created a spot where the grass is bright yellow! We have landscapers who work to make an attractive area and these self centered PIGS think nothing of allowing their dogs to destroy it. I swear, one of these days I am going to empty my cats’ litter pan in front of their entry!

  5. As a owner of Beach Buds Dog Walking, a professional dog walking service, I know first hand how bad this problem really is. There is no excuse. It hasn’t been a cold winter so why can’t people bend down pick up and throw it away. I’ve been verbally harassed by people when I make it a point to always pick up after every client. The grass medians are covered and can’t even be walked on. Its beyond gross.

  6. Nothing gets done here about the dog poop. When I point it out to people that they should pick up after their dogs I get told off. Called the Police and the city &they could care less; I’m sure that if I snap and then the inconsiderate dog owners call saying that they were forced to eat their dog crap then they would care but I would end up on the wrong end of the problem. . So what tools do we have at our disposal to put an end to this behavior in a civilized way? Maybe it’s time to film this & put it on youtube. Any suggestions? (By the way I always pick up after mine)

  7. It is always the few that ruin for many. Maybe a photo gallery of the excrement leavers. I’ve offered bags when someone is walking away as I carry my scoopers in my pocketbook sans puppy. Next time I’ll say, “Smile you’re on Sea By The City”.

  8. As a dog owner, I totally support this! Ironically, I also live near Monroe & Shore and agree — it is a total mess. 🙁 I always carry extra bags and insist my neighbours use them if it looks like they’re going to walk away without picking up after their little ones.

  9. Here is a political payoff my neighbor (a LB Cop) just told me about.

    The PBA President sues the Republicans in City Hall, then he supports the opposing Democrats. The election comes, Democrats win. Now the new Democrat controlled city council, settle the case (before a judge even has the chance to look at the case, for $24,999. Coincidentally, the city council doesn’t have to approve the settlement because only awards of $25,000 have top go to a public hearing before the city council and this is $1 short of that requirement! If that’s not bad enough, the Plaintiff also is getting a promotion tomorrow, actually 2 promotions, to Detective and Lieutenant!

    This new administration is absolutely disgusting. I voted for them, and they are 10 times worse than anything we have ever had before. LB needs to wake up!

    No wonder the city is broke!

  10. DNA testing? another tax payer gimic? Would that be another city appointed position or will dog owners need to pay a DNA dog fee so large that it doesn’t pay to have a dog?
    Most rediculous thing i have ever read. Some genius should set up a page on seabythecity whereby folks can just post pictures and videos of the jackasses. Enough of this over regulation.

  11. I have the same problem at Franklin Blvd near the bay.
    My property and the neighboring traffic island look a dog run.

    I confronted (politely) one neighbor who always goes out with out a plastic bag. Some people are just plain trash.

    I guess I’m going to have to start filming…and then visit the LBPD or City Manager.

    LBPD needs to enforce the laws that are already on their books.

    Dogs are supposed to be curbed (grass is not good) and be picked up after.

    Maybe a Freedom of Information request to see how many summonses LB has issued for this offense?

  12. If you actually read the article, you would know that the Ohio program was implemented by the company that managed an apartment complex. This has nothing to do with regulation, taxes, or government.

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