Louisville, KY (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is on a mission to match dogs with the unwanted pile they leave behind. Sterling Riggs swapped gigs with Louisville's newest pet detective.
Visit just about any Louisville dog park and it's inevitable, you will catch a dog doing its business. The business is not the problem; it's the dog owners who allow their four legged friends to drop and dash leaving an unwanted gift behind.
Joseph Tucker is on a mission to match dogs with the unwanted pile they leave behind through his new company Poo Prints of Louisville.
"Normally when there is a pile of dog poop left and nobody wants to own up to it. They are going to say I didn't do it. It was not my dog. I was not even there. They can't say that now" said Tucker.
Tucker takes a DNA swab from a dog's cheek and puts it in a database. When an unwanted pile is found, he collects a sample of the poop and sends it off to a lab. The lab then matches the sample to the DNA in a matter of days.
Tucker hopes to work with apartment complexes and homeowner associations. The key to finding the perpetrator is having the dog owners' permission to gather a DNA sample. He hopes apartment complexes make it mandatory and will collect the necessary fees through pet deposits.
It cost $29 dollars to put a DNA sample in the database and $49 dollars to send off a sample to be tested.
More information can be found at www.pooprintsoflouisville.com
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