January 21, 2016 – Knoxville, Tennessee USA
For the first time in the UK, DNA technology is being used to fight another type of crime: dog fouling. The program is being championed by Councillor Darren Rodwell and the entire London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council. Rodwell noted, “Dog mess not only spoils our streets, it’s also a health hazard and especially to young children.”
Barking and Dagenham has fast-tracked launching the program to hold dog owners responsible to clean up their own dog’s mess or be fined. Councillor Rodwell said they decided to, “get really touch on dog mess and pet owners who do not act in a socially responsible way.” He elaborated further, “the vast majority of dog owners in Barking and Dagenham are socially responsible, but unfortunately a selfish few think it’s OK to not clean up after their pet.”
January 21, 2016 is the soon-approaching launch date where there will be a mobile vehicle to collect the DNA samples with pet owners and their canine friends. It is a simple, painless process that starts with a saliva “swab” after which the profile is added to the database registry. Local registration at the borough will be lead by Gary Downie, Managing Director of PooPrints UK, part of US-based BioPet Laboratories – parent company of the PooPrints program. BioPet Laboratories have plans to expand into Europe by adding an initial facility in England within the next 24 months.
The overall effectiveness of the PooPrints DNA waste management program in the U.S. is extremely high. Two major value points PooPrints delivers to major apartment homes and communities are:
- 99.9% Accuracy on DNA profile matching
- Up to 95% Reduction in waste reports by properties
Local dog DNA registration at Barking & Dagenham will be lead by PooPrints UK, part of U.S.-based BioPet Laboratories, parent company of PooPrints. BioPet is planning an expansion from the U.S. to Europe. PooPrints has plans to build a DNA testing laboratory in England within 24 months to serve the entire United Kingdom.
Learn More About PooPrints
PooPrints is an effective waste management program, matching un-scooped waste to the canine offender through DNA. PooPrints is the original commercial DNA Pet Waste Management service with a half-decade of experience working directly with Property Management: Over fifteen hundred multifamily communities in all 50 United States, Canada, and Europe.
Learn More about BioPet Laboratories
BioPet Laboratories is an international biotechnology company specializing in animal genetics. Just outside the Great Smoky Mountains, our full-service laboratory is located in Knoxville, TN, and provides comprehensive DNA analysis, reporting, research, and development.