About 4 months ago, a similar practice was initiated in the Reimerswaal district in the Dutch province of Zeeland, where about 23 thousand people live.
Within the scope of the project, the DNA of about 40 thousand dogs will be collected in a database. Thus, the owner of the dog whose feces is found on the street will be identified.
Those who leave their dog's feces on the street will be fined 50 to 500 euros. Those who refuse to register their dog in the database will also be fined between 292 and 1048 euros.
Paolo Zambotto, director of the municipality's veterinary department, said that from the end of March, registration will become compulsory and dog owners will have to take a blood test for their pets, which costs 65 to 100 euros.
About 4 months ago, a similar practice was introduced in Reimerswaal, a town of about 23,000 people in the Dutch province of Zeeland.