Friday, December 30, 2011



Okay, I’ve heard of fingerprints in humans. Unique nose prints in cats. But poo prints in

Turns out the BioPet Vet Lab in Knoxville, Tennessee has come up with a new way to encourage owners to pick up after Beau. The canine genetic testing lab has begun the PooPrints Green Initiative to promote proper handling of companion animal waste.

Under this initiative and program, dog owners who live in apartment complexes, condo associations and other developments would be required to submit a DNA sample in the form of a noninvasive cheek swab to BioPet Vet Lab.

In return the registered pets would receive a PooPrints collar tag as a reminder of their owner’s pledge to pick up waste. Should an owner fail to clean up after Beau on his daily walk or exercise time, BioPet can trace the remaining waste to the offending dog and owner.

Move over CSI. I sense a new detective show on the horizon. Instead of cool shades, Doggoles!

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Sheila Rinks is the editor of Finding Fuzzybutt Four, producer of the Raising Indiana podcast and shares her home with her husband, 4 Great Pyrenees and 2 very well-fed kitties.