The head of a Northern Virginia HOA is really unhappy about unclaimed dog poop left around the development.
But, according to a letter posted on Deadspin, solutions are at hand for cleaning up the Arlington community. Pretty extreme, NSA-style solutions, that is to say, are at hand.
To all Westwind residents:
This afternoon, I encountered a dog poop on the sidewalk right in front of the mailbox on the east side of Westwind parking area. The poop was still there at 9 pm. Whoever left his/her dog’s poop there has clearly violated Arlington County Bylaws and Westwind Rules and Regulations. He/she also failed to show minimal respect to his/her neighbors.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time this happens. I did not take a sample of this excrement since we do not yet have DNA samples of all dogs in Westwind. However, I will be proposing in the next Board meeting (July 31), a new rule that would require all dog owners to register their dogs’ DNA so that poops can be positively identified. This practice has now been adopted across the country by many homeowners’ associations who are tired of sending warnings to their residents with no effect.
In addition, the safety surveillance cameras I and other Westwind residents are planning to install on their front and back doors will help identify the offending dog owners.
(H/T ARLnow.com, where Arlingtonians are debating the propriety of the measures proposed above.)
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In this Feb. 9, 2012 photo, Meghan Caffery, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist, hugs Izzy, an agricultural detector beagle whose nose is highly sensitive to food odors, at John F. Kennedy Airport's Terminal 4 in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A woman hugs her dog during a memorial outside the Aurora Municipal Center July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
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17-year-old evacuee Shoko Igarashi, hugs her dog who will have to be looked after by friends while she goes into a shelter in Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture, 60km west of Fukushima nuclear power plant on March 23, 2011. (Photo credit GO TAKAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)
"Well i was takin a nice little stroll through the park when i came across a sloth trying to cross the road! When i picked him up he spread his arms out wide to give me a hug! from then on i knew that we would be the best of buddies for ever and ever... all the days of my life!!" - Lucy in Phoenix, Arizona (Shared by The Humane Society of the U.S.) (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/humanesociety/6797839916/" target="_hplink">Image via Flickr</a>)
A woman cuddles her rabbit after an obstacle course of the first European rabbit hopping championships, which Lada Sipova-Krecova of Czech Republic won, on October 30, 2011 in Wollerau, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Spain's Queen Sofia hugs a 7-month-old panda cub during her visit to Madrid's Zoo on March 29, 2011 in Madrid. (Photo credit JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
A young girl hugs her new puppy who appears content in the warm embrace. (<a href="http://imgur.com/er0tZ" target="_hplink">Image via Imgur</a>)
A 26-year-old chimpanzee named Pipo embraces veterinarian Eduardo Sacasa at the National Zoo, about 20 kms south of in Managua, on April 07, 2011. (Photo credit ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Moose, a Leonberger, and Dr. Joe embrace during the second annual 'Meet the Breeds' showcase of cats and dogs at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
A nurse hugs Pisco, a 13-year-old therapy llama, during his visit to the Hospice of Saint John on September 1, 2009 in Lakewood, Colorado. The llama visits the hospice each month as part of an animal therapy program designed to increase happiness, decrease loneliness and calm terminally ill patients during the last stage of life. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Eli the British Bulldog gets a cuddle from her owner Sue Leicity on Day one of Crufts, a four day dog competition, at the Birmingham NEC Arena on March 8, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A woman hugs one of her monkeys at her house in Havana on October 20, 2010. (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Romanian woman embraces her dog during an animal rights protest in the front of the Romanian Parliament building in Bucharest on April 11, 2011. (Photo credit DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
An elephant trainer and two elephants share a group hug at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/devcentre/74685966/" target="_hplink">Image via Flickr</a>)
Junebug and Hoedown, Days End Farm
These little ponies (10 hands) have been together for years and are attached at the hip. Although they cannot be ridden, they are wonderful companions for people and barnyard animals, including sheep and goats. They would make a great addition to any home with little to no grass and huge quantities of love.
A 10 year old, 17 hand Belgian draft mare, Athena is a big girl with big personality to match! Although she has sidebone and cannot be ridden, she loves attention and will be the first to greet you in the field. Athena requires daily low-cost medication to keep her comfortable and daily loving, so lots of pampering and grooming are a must!
Dorian, Middleburg Humane Foundation
This handsome 10 year old, 16.3 TB gleding has been through a lot and deserves a loving forever home. Dorian (Whatdidisay) raced in WV and VA and was at some point abandoned after retirement. When he came to MHF he was underweight, had slipperfoot from lack of hoofcare, achy and depressed. We have gotten his weight back up, a sheen to his coat, and some of the training he needs. Dorian has a lot of potential, but needs a patient, knowledgeable, confident rider/handler. He is easy to catch and stands in crossties. He is still learning good ground manners as far as standing for farrier/grooming/bathing. Dorian can also be cold-backed, and does better when longed for a few minutes prior to riding. He is still fairly green, and needs time, patience and consistency, but shows promise in being very responsive to aids. He has been ridden in the ring and on a trail ride, and we have plans of introducing him to foxhunting scene to see how he does. For further information please contact foster: Tara 703-853-5899 Musicequestrian@aol.com
Lily, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Lily is an approximately 10 yr. old umbrella cockatoo. She was released to MHF after passed through several homes. She is learning new skills everyday and has shown improvement but requires an experienced guardian. You must have parrot experience to be considered to adopt Lily. You may be eligible for adoption if you live within a 50 mile radius of MHS's facility in Marshall, Va.
Roulette , Days End Farm
Roulette is an 11 year old, 16.2 hand Thoroughbred mare that came to Days End Farm June 2006 in the final stages of starvation. This big-boned mare is a show-stopper. Due to an old bowed tendon injury, she is only suitable for flat-work under saddle. However, her movement and conformation would make her a great lower-level Dressage prospect for an experienced rider. This girl has been at DEFHR for way too long. We hope to find her a forever home soon that will bring her to her full potential.
Sally, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Sally is a 10 year old branded and titled bay mustang mare who was caught in the Jackson mountains in Nevada and brought the the Bureau of Land Management facility when she was very young. She was seized and rescued later along with several other mustangs from a severe neglect situation. Sally underwent extensive ground work with a Parelli trainer, she knows the seven games, walks over tarps, and stands on a pedestal among others. She has never been broke to ride, but would make a great companion to any horse. You may be eligible for adoption if you live within a 50 mile radius of MHF's facility in Marshall, Va.
Arwen, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Arwen is an about 18 year old paint mare about 16h. She is easy-going, has good ground manners, stands for farrier and vet. Would make a great companion as she goes along with all other horses. Not tried under saddle. You may be eligible for adoption if you live within a 50 mile radius of MHF's facility in Marshall, Va.
Jackson, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Jackson, in his late teens, has come a long way since his rescue from a horrible situation several years ago. Being a Paso Fino he needs somebody who knows the breed well. He is very smart and likes to be engaged mentally in his workout which demands an experienced rider. Excellent ground manners, 100% sound, healthy and in good condition. He'd make an excellent companion also. You may be eligible for adoption if you live within a 50 mile radius of MHF's facility in Marshall, Va.
Qutie, Days End Farm
This cutie pie arrived at DEFHR in June 2006, emaciated and covered in rain rot. Now 10 years old, this 15.2 hand thoroughbred mare is very sensitive and athletic -- a combination that any experienced rider would love to find in a horse. Because of her stamina and love of work, Qutie has great potential for lower level eventing or endurance with an experienced rider.
Savannah, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Savannah is a 5 year old pony and Arab mare, very petite 14.1h. Dark bay with black legs, mane and tail, one white sock. Savannah has god ground manners, but is shy and needs an quiet experienced owner. She is healthy and sound, (just had her first dental done), is a very pretty mover and is ready to be backed. You may be eligible for adoption if you live within a 50 mile radius of MHF's facility in Marshall, Va.
Cotton, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Cotton is a 2 year old beautiful pony gelding with super jumping ability! He'd make a great hunter/jumper for children. Cotton stands for the farrier and vet, loads and trailers well. We are currently working on his ground manners and will need an experienced handler. He came to MHF with his mom from a severe neglect situation. Cotton is healthy and gets along with all other horses. You may be eligible for adoption if you live within a 50 mile radius of MHF's facility in Marshall, Va.
Blondie, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Blondie is a pretty palomino Shetland x mare, 11 years old and about 12h. Still shy, she is coming along slowly and needs a devoted person to spend time with her and help her trust people again. Blondia had a baby in 2009, is healthy and gets along well with others. You may be eligible for adoption if you live within a 50 mile radius of MHF's facility in Marshall, VA
Fran and Eden, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Fran and Eden are 2 adorable full grown bunnies available for adoption. Both are extremely friendly, healthy and spayed. You may be eligible for adoption if you live within a 50 mile radius of MHF's facility in Marshall, Va.
Cody, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Cody is a 12 year old Shetland mini cross gelding. He is very shy but sweet. Cody would make a wonderful babysitter or adorable lawn ornament. You may be eligible for adoption if you live within a 50 mile radius of MHF's facility in Marshall, Va.
Miss Piggy, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Miss Piggy comes via the Middleburg Humane Foundation: Miss Piggy is a 60+ lbs. potbellied pig. She has been exposed to horses, dogs, cats and chickens. (And she's thinner than she appears in this photo.) Miss Piggy needs a home with secure fencing. For additional information please contact Anne at 571-477-4071.