WHO PAYS FOR TESTING?
The initial cost for DNA profiling each pet for the database is between $25.00 to $30.00 and can be assessed by the property manager to the pet owner. When a pile is tested for matching to an individual, the cost is $50.00. The manager pays for the cost of testing and then charges the owner once they are identified. The cost of testing and the peer pressure when any offender is identified have proven to be a very strong deterrent. On average our property managers charge a fine of $200 plus the cost of the pile matching test of $50.00. We have also seen an increase in pet deposits and pet rents to cover the initial $25.00 to 30.00 for the initial DNA swab.