Mailman kicks barking dog, woman wants vet bills paid
Excerpt: A woman who tried to get the post office to pay her dog’s vet bill after
a mailman kicked the barking dog away from him ended up losing mail
delivery to her residence, police said.
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Jones does not support barking dog ordinance
Excerpt: As a candidate for the District 4 Jackson County Commissioner seat, let
me state clearly that I am not on the fence on this issue and I clearly
have a position. I do not support a countywide barking dog ordinance and
oppose any amendment to the Jackson County Noise Ordinance that
attempts to institute a countywide barking dog provision.
While I sympathize with those who feel they have a problem with a nearby dog, to think that county government in Jackson County can quiet dogs from the South Carolina line to the Qualla Boundary and all points in between is simply not practical.
Secondly, a countywide barking dog policy ignores the rich hunting heritage of a great number of Jackson County residents. In an age when hunting rights are under attack already, I will not support any laws that continue to undermine those rights.
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Chronically barking dog is a $150 fine
Question: We live in east Medford near Lone Pine School and we have a horrible
problem with dogs barking. These dogs bark any time, day or night. The
owners seem oblivious to the sound and apparently don't care. Contacting
them would only point out the obvious. Other neighbors have commented
to us and feel the same. With the warm weather, we have our windows open
at night, and the dog barking keeps everyone awake. What can be done? I
don't want to be a grouchy neighbor, but, geez, enough is enough.
Barking dogs could take bite out of Fairview wallets
Excerpt: A new Fairview Township ordinance authorizes township officials to
investigate barking dog complaints and fine owners up to $500 for
persistently noisy dogs.
Dog owner: Neighbor slit dog's throat to stop barking
Excerpt: [A member] of the Animal Rescue League of Northwest Georgia saved [the dog] from a local county shelter.
"The story I got when I picked him up from the shelter was the neighbors had been complaining that he barked so much and their belief is one of the neighbors slit his throat," [the dog's new owner] said.
The Department of Shameless Self-Promotion. Another week. Another Barking News Roundup. And those clueless dog owners never seem to learn. Meanwhile, the rest of us are getting fed up. But let's not stoop to the level of irresponsible dog owners and spew noise into our neighborhoods. Let's share our displeasure quietly. My QuietBarkingDogs store is full of to-the-point tee shirts and bumper stickers that leave no doubt as to how you stand.