I stoop to scoop and think all dog owners should too! I've already shared my frustration about those less responsible pet parents out there and was intrigued by this new plan in the city of Petah Tikva, Israel.
Dog owners are asked to stop in a vet's office to leave a mouth swab sample – the docs then can create a doggie DNA database to properly ID those messes left on the street. At this point it's just optional but the city will consider making it mandatory if the trial program succeeds. Now, I imagine most responsible pet owners would have no problem stopping in for this service if required (and rewarded), but what's the chance that the culprits would even bother?