Wednesday, June 26, 2013

This Week's Barking News Roundup - 06/26/13

Ruling to remove barking dogs from Marshfield stands

Excerpt: Plymouth Country magistrate Philip McCue upheld a decision by the Marshfield Board of Selectmen to have five Tibetan mastiffs removed from the premises of their home after being deemed a nuisance.

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Barking dog may have led to stabbing death

Excerpt: A fatal stabbing at an Albuquerque gas station may have started over a barking dog. 

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"Of course incidents like this would be rare if Animal Control did their frigging job and ticketed people for noisy and freeroaming dogs with large fines; and took dogs away from the people who neglect them to the point of non-stop barking. Dog owners are so used to getting away with anything -- not picking up, not leashing, not controlling their animal that it’s become normal for them to think they can get away with everything."

It’s time to give animal ordinances some teeth

Excerpt: Enough’s enough. Sixty-five years have slid by, and no city council has tackled the issue of loose or aggressive dogs once and for all. I challenge this city council to be the one that does. If they’re truly too busy, then let’s form an Animal Services Commission to develop pet ownership ordinances that address the entire scope of animal related problems — leash laws, licensing, spay/neuter ordinances, abuse, neglect, and another of my pet (haha) peeves, excessive barking. (Yes, I wrote about that recently too.)

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