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For people living in a York County condominium complex, they'll soon have to get their dogs swabbed for DNA because of what officials are calling a growing problem.

Chestnut Pointe Condo Association Board members said they will soon implement a program using "Poo-Prints", after some people have not been able to clean up after their dogs.

According to a message posted on the Dallastown condo's mailbox area and sent individually to the owners or renters of the 12 units, there have been complaints that messes are left on the grasses. One resident told CBS 21 News that because of the feces on the ground, some people have stepped in it and brought it inside the home, staining the carpets.

"We have talked to a lot of experts in the field and this is the best solution we could have come up with," said Lee March, a resident and the board's president.

"Parents don't want their children playing in the grass because there's dog poop everywhere, " she said.

Last week, the Board posted the notice where they have to have their dogs swabbed for the DNA. The association will pay for the costs, according to the statement, but after June 21st, residents who missed out on it or buy a new pet, will have to pay for the DNA tests and lab work which could add up $90.

According to a video from the Poo-Prints website, the act is considered science.

"Poo-Prints gives apartments and homeowner's associations an affordable way to use technology to track down residents who do not pick up their four-legged family member's deposits."

"We are trying to make this a clean community," said March.

Some residents, who did not speak on camera told CBS 21 News, that the number one problem isn't their dogs, it's nearby dogs from other neighborhoods and strays.

"We know a portion of it is coming from residents," said March. "We have witnessed certain residents not picking it up immediately.

Once the dogs are swabbed with DNA, they'll be stored in a system using BioPet Vet Lab. Once enforced, any dog feces found matching a resident's dog will result in fines. According to the statement, residents could receive a fine for $120 for the first offense, $240 for the second offense, and $360 for the third. If the problem continues, legal action could be taken.

"It's an investment," said March. "It's an investment to get our property clean. We would not have to do this if all of our owners cleaned up."

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 Your DNA thing doesn't mean anything!  My dog didn't crap that, he just licked it! 
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