Should the County regulate barking dogs?
Excerpt: [Two bark-bedeviled residents] appeared before the board complaining about what they described as a nuisance being created by dozens of dogs penned in a neighbor's yard.
The matter has come before the commissioners before and it has been referred to the Animal Control Committee which is considering recommending an ordinance for Board consideration dealing with dogs, and specifically dogs that disturb neighbors.
To which I say: "Considering recommending" is another way of saying that the Animal Control Committee won't do a thing. And, yes, you can comment on this article. Follow the above link and have at it.
Bothered by barking dogs? Officials offer advice for owners, weary neighbors
Excerpt: The standard procedure for barking dogs is three visits for repeated calls. On the fourth call, animal control issues a public nuisance petition to the neighborhood. The petition is signed and returned, and then a public nuisance hearing is scheduled at the shelter.
Tip: This story is open for comments. And it already has a good one. Here's an excerpt -- "We had a dog behind us who barked the whole three years we lived in our house. We called these people several times over the three years and they did nothing. We gave up and sold our house because we had no peace. We called the sheriff also, but they just passed the buck too."
The Department of Shameless Self-Promotion. Another frustrating week of uncontrolled barking and official indifference. Had enough? Make a point without making a sound with tee shirts and bumper stickers from the QuietBarkingDogs store.