(ORLANDOSENTINEL) — A downtown condo tower has a mess on its hands: Some residents are not cleaning up after their pooches. So it’s turning to doggie DNA testing to root out the culprits and hand hefty fines to their owners.
The Vue plans to launch the testing next month to determine who is leaving behind their dogs’ droppings on the seventh-floor pet park.
“There are always pet owners in the high-rises that do not clean up after their pets,” said Cristian Michaels, who oversees sales and marketing for the Vue. “The only way to handle this is usually to do DNA testing and then fining owners $100 per offense. Renters with multiple violations can be evicted by the association after multiple offenses.”