This is in reference to a police report in the Dec. 9 News-Times. My hat is off to the woman who woke her neighbor to complain about his barking dog.
I have never had such a good laugh over a police report, but I do know her frustration. I am not sure that entering his house would have been a good idea, but it did the job. She had evidently reached a point that she had to do something. I can just see her, after sleepless hours of hearing the dog, storming into the house and asking him Cant you hear that barking dog?
I often lie awake listening to a barking dog and devise ways to alert, or at the very least awaken, the dog owners as their dogs continue to bark while they sleep. It has amazed me that the owners can sleep so well while their dogs keep the neighborhood awake barking.
To report a barking dog it must be heard by the Animal Control people during working hours at your residence. If the dog barks during the night you must call the police and if it is an emergency they also come to your residence, waking the rest of your household so that no one gets sleep to listen for a barking dog.
I suppose this is to ensure the dogs rights and that you do not report the wrong dog. Heaven forbid that we report the wrong dog!
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