I've lived in plenty of apartment complexes in my day and have even had pets while living in them. One of the things that used to get me 'steamed' was trying to walk across a lawn and stepping in a pile of you know what.

Having a pet is an undoubted responsibility. Feeding, playing, love and attention are the basics, but there is also a need for a particular attention when it comes to potty time.

Recently my family and I went with some friends to one of the dog parks in the Heights to let their dog play. Sure enough, there was a dog that did his thing and the owner just loaded him up in the car leaving the pile for the next person. Rude. If you're going to have the dog you need to take care of everything that comes along with it...including what comes out of the back end.

So if you're in a neighborhood with this problem, how do you stop it? Camera's? Watch dogs? Signs that will be ignored?

How about doggie DNA? Sounds to me like that would be pretty expensive, but leave it to Florida to start the parade to a poop free world and not all are happy about it.

Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine owners who don't pick up after their pets.

Residents received a letter last week and some feel it's an invasion of privacy. It asked residents to register their dogs and cats with the association through a DNA test, citing a significant increase in the amount of animal feces found throughout the property recently, including inside the elevators. Eww.

The pet owners would have to pay for the DNA test, registration fee and any potential cleanup fees.

I want a cleaner world, but this is just wild to me.

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