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Jefferson Parish Mutt DNA Tests

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - People who want to know their mutts' family background can get reduced-price DNA tests to benefit the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter.

"Who's Your Daddy?" is part of Pet Fest 2012, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Lafreniere Park in Metairie.

It's organized by a Metairie doggy day-care called Central Bark New Orleans. Owner Holly Valenti says the shelter will get $10 from each cheek swab. Each costs $50 - $10 to $15 less than the lowest local price.

Valenti was buying 50 tests but will order more if there's enough interest.

People must pay by credit card in advance. There won't be refunds for those who can't get to the park, but Valenti says there will be a makeup date at her store.

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