INC NEWS - [pac2] another landlord question
nancyg at centralpets.com
Fri May 12 16:03:16 EDT 2006
Hi Barry, I totally sympathize with you. Barking dogs drive me crazy, and I've found through trial and error that talking to neighbors does no good (as you say, they can hear the dogs barking and obviously don't think there's anything wrong with that).
I spent a year trying to work with Animal Control about a next-door neighbor's constantly barking dog. My experience has been that Animal Control stops by, leaves a letter telling the owner about the noise/nuisance ordinance, and that's the end of it (until I call again). I was told that the dog owners would be fined after 3 complaints, but that sure never happened. So now I just call the police. Unfortunately that often doesn't work either; I'm not sure why people feel it's ok to break the law continually, but they do.
I agree with you -- the police shouldn't be spending their time doing barking-dog complaints, but until the city decides it's going to enforce the noise/nuisance ordinance, I don't see any other reasonable option.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <bragin at nc.rr.com>
>To: "Barry Ragin" <bragin at nc.rr.com>
>Cc: <pac2 at yahoogroups.com>
>Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:55 AM
>Subject: Re: [pac2] another landlord question
>i've gotten a number of offlist responses to my question, including
>several from City of Durham employees giving good advice as to how to
>proceed with this situation, and i thank you all for taking the time to
>for those of you who question the approach of going to the police, the
>landlord, etc., while i don't feel obligated to justify my actions, i'm
>going to give a little background.
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