Some pet owners are dissatisfied with what they consider unreasonable restrictions placed on their pets.
Some feel it is excessive to require pet owners to submit their dog to DNA testing. The intent is to control pet owners whose pet damages common area property or who choose not to clean up after them. Pet owners may be required to provide samples of their dog’s DNA and to pay the cost of testing. Pet feces on common areas can then be identified and the owner held accountable for clean up costs.
Pet owners have an obligation to pick up after their pet, and to ensure they don’t cause damage to common areas. When an infraction occurs, DNA records provide irrefutable proof of the offending pet and owner. It ensures costs of the offense are borne by the pet owner.
Most dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets. A DNA test for their pet ensures they are not blamed for the actions of less responsible pet owners. When a condominium manager or building employee finds dog waste on the property, a DNA test is taken on it. The pet is identified and owner required to pay all costs. The process is fair to all residents and aids in enforcement when problems arise.
Pet feces in common areas – indoor and outdoor – is a health concern. It damages grass, carpets and furniture. Residents are less comfortable using these spaces after being defecated on by dogs.
Some consider the DNA process invasive and unnecessary, and suggest less invasive measures such as security cameras. This approach is an added cost to the corporation inclusive of installation, monitoring and enforcement all of which are paid by non-pet owners.
Pet owners have an obligation to pick up after their pet, and to ensure they don’t cause damage to common areas. When an infraction occurs, DNA records provide irrefutable proof of the offending pet and owner. It ensures costs of the offense are borne by the pet owner. This becomes an elegant solution from the perspective of management and owners who want access to their amenities without the concern that comes with pets owned by less responsible owners.