September 22, 2008
Israeli city to setup a Dog poop CSI unit
In the future walking away without cleaning your pet’s poo could land dog owners in Petah Tikva with a hefty fine. Not to mention a CSI-Dog poop edition making an appearance on out TV screens. Getting back to eerie reality, the city hopes to build a database so feces can be matched to registered dogs and their masters. Owners who scoop up their dog’s poo and put it in specially marked bins on Petah Tikva’s streets will be eligible for rewards — such as pet food coupons and dog toys. However, owners who leave their pet’s droppings on footpaths could face a fine. If the voluntary program takes off, the city will consider making it mandatory for owners to provide DNA samples from their dogs.