Israel Fights Phantom Pet Poop

In any city, dog waste is a major problem. A city in Israel, however, has come up with an ingenious solution. The city of Petah Tikva is requiring dog owners to bring in samples of doggie doo to get a city dog license.

In the future, if a dog leaves its calling card and the poo patrol scoops it up, they run it against their database and the dog’s owner gets fined.

As an added incentive for owners to take in their own dog’s poo rather than that of their neighbors, the owners get pet food coupons and dog toys.