Apartment complex starts dog DNA program to cut down on pet waste



HAD A PRIOR STOP WORK ORDER FOR FAILING TO SAFEGUARD THE AREA. >>> WORE ON DOG POOP LEFT ON THE GROUND TAKES ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING ON LONG ISLAND. >> IF YOU HAVE A DOG AND MOVE INTO LARGE APARTMENT COMPLEXES IN YAPHANK KNOWN AS THE RESERVE AT THE BOULEVARD THEY WILL TAKE YOUR DOG'S DNA. IF YOU DON'T PICK UP AFTER YOUR POOCH, THEY WILL TEST IT TO SEE WHICH DOG IT CAME FROM. >> CAN YOU IMAGINE? IF IT COMES FROM YOUR DOG, YOU GET A HEFTY FINE. HERE IS KRISTIN THORNE FROM LONG ISLAND. >> Reporter: CATHERINE SAID SHE IS RESPONSIBLE WHEN WALKING HER SON'S DOG AT HIS COMPLEX, THE RESERVE AT THE BOULEVARD IN YAPHANK. >> YOU'VE DONE YOUR DUE DILIGENCE TWICE TODAY. >> Reporter: SHE SAID NOT EVERYONE DOES. >> THERE IS POOP ALL ALONG. >> Reporter: THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY SAID THE UNSCHOOLED DOG WASTE PROBLEM HAS BECOME SO BAD THAT IT'S NOW GOING TO REQUIRE ALL THEIR OF THE RESIDENTS WHO HAVE DOGS TO REGISTER THE ANIMAL'S DNA WITH THE A COMPLEX AND IF USES IS FOUND, THE DNA WILL BE TESTED AND MATCHED AND THE OWNER WILL BE FINED $200. >> DO YOU THINK IT'S DRASTIC? >> YEAH, THE EASIER WAY WOULD BE TO PUT UP A CAMERA AND WATCH WHO DOESN'T PICK IT UP. >> Reporter: IN AN EMAIL, THE COMMUNITY MANAGER SAID WE LOVE ALL DOGS AT THE RESERVE AT THE BOULEVARD AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO PROVIDING THIS GREAT PROGRAM THAT WILL ENABLE US TO CONTINUE TO ALLOW PETS WHILE KEEPING OUR GROUNDS CLEAN AND SANITARY. >> I ACTUALLY THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA. YOU KNOW, I HAVE THREE KIDS THAT LIKE TO GO OUT AND PLAY. THEY PLAY SPORTS AND I HAVE A DOG AND I DON'T LIKE TO STEP IN DOG POOP AND MY KIDS DON'T LIKE TO FALL ON IT. >> Reporter: ANY RESIDENT WHO FAILS

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