I think it's a brilliant way to manage this. I've had so many friends talk about having to deal with dog poop in the halls and stairwells of their condos. If Building management is being non-confrontational about it then I don't really see it as a problem. It quickly identifies the issue and applies the charge where it's due.
Polite reminders, letters and notices previously failed to persuade errant pet owners to observe condo rules requiring them to clean up after their animals, Kansky said. There were problems even after residents reported seeing others failing to pick up their dog's messes.
"We would call or send a letter and that dog owner would say: 'Prove it,'" Kansky said.
Interpretation: Without proof, some pet owners felt entitled to do as they pleased.
DNA monitoring has yielded immediate and dramatic results in the condominium community of Devon Wood, where maintenance staff previously reported seeing, stepping onto or driving over several piles of droppings each week on its 350-acre property.
Interpretation: WITH proof, (almost ALL) pet owners now clean up as per the condo rules.
I see this as a success. People without pets don't step in poo in their own hallways. Abiding pet-owners don't get blamed and / or berated. Problem pet-owners bear the cost of their choices.