Joe from Shore Road writes:
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