Fed up with dog-doo, Burlington apartments resort to DNA tracing

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“I’m wondering if there are other community-minded solutions that landlords could implement to try and address the problem before going to something a little bit more invasive, or maybe some would even call extreme,” said Ryan Murphy, the statewide housing navigator with the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. She says while she appreciates that dog poop is a hazard, some tenants may be skeptical of the science. Murphy also notes service dog owners can’t legally be charged any pet fees. “My question then was: are people who have assistance animals just not going to be required to participate in the program, and does that really make sense as a surveillance mechanism?” Murphy stresses any residents with concerns about their legal rights are encouraged to call the Vermont tenants hotline at (802) 864-0099.