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Massachusetts town turns to DNA to ID doggie doo

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A new law is being discussed in the town of Ipswich, Massachusetts that has dog owners more aware of where their pets take care of business.

Matt Antczak, the town's Animal Control Officer, tells WHDH-TV in Boston dogs pooping on the sidewalk has become the number one problem in town.

Antczak said he's looking at a law that would test the DNA from dog poops and then fine the owner of that dog $200.

"They've been calling me the poop Nazi for years. I hope to call it the new DNA doggie law," he said.

The law would require dog owners to register their pets' DNA with the town so there would be something to compare the sample to.

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