An Omaha apartment owner has taken tissue samples to create a DNA database of the residents' dogs so droppings that aren't picked up can be identified.
Residents of the Southwest Gables complex had to submit their pets for cheek swabs that are being sent to PooPrints, a division of BioPet Vet Lab in Knoxville, Tenn.
Apartment manager Kim McIntosh says all the dog owners complied as part of their obligations under a pet agreement they signed when they moved in.
Now, if a resident fails to clean up a mess on the grounds, some evidence can be sent to PooPrints for identification of the dog. Its owner then could be assessed a fee for failing to meet his or her cleanup obligations.