Dog debarking policy at AVMA raises activists' howls of protest
dogs have been “devocalized," or surgically muffled, using a
controversial procedure regarded as either barbaric mutilation by lazy
pet owners -- or as the last resort of animal lovers desperate to keep
their furry companions.
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Barking dog case heads to court
Excerpt: The case of [Loudmouth with Nothing to Say], a dog that has been the subject of barking complaints by some neighbors, has headed to court.
[Loudmouth]’s owner, [Mr. Clueless], is appealing the orders issued against his dog by selectmen to Leominster District Court.
Augusta County Considers Dog Barking, Panhandling Laws
Excerpt: If you're annoyed by barking dogs and panhandlers, Augusta County is
considering a pair of laws you'll probably like. Both are a response to
complaints the sheriff's office routinely hears. But are they needed,
and how would they work?
Fighting for You: Madison County Homeowner Calls Dog Barks Bothersome
Excerpt: Many of us have heard the phrase the
dog’s bark is worse than its bite. Homeowners in one Madison County
community believe it. They say the dogs at a nearby animal hospital bark
most of the day. They want the barking to stop. One of the homeowners
emailed WHNT NEWS 19.
There are rules in place for handling noise, but the homeowner wonder why the rules are not enforced. The Madison County homeowner lives a few yards away from the Flint
River Animal Hospital. The animal hospital is in Huntsville. [A barking-besieged neighbor]
says no one in the city or county can figure out how the rules apply in
an area split between two jurisdictions. [Mr. Besieged] continues to hear the
barks. He wants someone to silence the dogs.
The Department of Shameless Self-Promotion. Do you wish that Madison County would build a bridge to peace and quiet? Me too. In the meantime, you can get our point across with tee shirts and bumper stickers from the QuietBarkingDogs store.