Friday, February 28, 2014

This Month's Barking News Roundup - 2/28/14

Woman takes court action over ‘barking’ dogs

Excerpt: [The judge] said he accepted the evidence of [the plaintiff] saying: “It is unacceptable to have to live with constant and incessant barking”.

Thank you, Your Honor, for respecting the plaintiff's right to the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of her living space. Perhaps the Dog Owner Entitlement Mentality is starting to recede.

Bluefield, Va., Town Council looks at revamping barking dog ordinance

Excerpt: The town has had issues in the past when people are not controlling their dogs. Instead of urging residents to speak between themselves, the revised ordinance would call on them to contact the town or the police.

Hold the phone! Here's a jurisdiction that has realized how futile the "talk to your dog-owning neighbor" approach really is. People have been killed for doing that.

Barking dogs frustrate Clark County neighbors

Excerpt: “Clark County Animal Control will not enforce the law,” [the bark-beleagured neighbor] said, even though the noise seems to break nuisance and noise violation laws.

That's why so many of us think that Animal Control is an oxymoron. Run by morons.

Barking dog leads to Deadwood drug bust

Excerpt: The dog was left last Saturday night... and barked for three hours before guest complaints led to a call to Deadwood police, according to court documents.

Which confirms what a lot of us have suspected for years: The owners of barking dogs aren't the most law-abiding of people.

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