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I would like to know why it is acceptable for one household with a persistently
barking dog to steal the harmony and peace from their neighbors for blocks and
sometimes miles around?
With the County Council election upcoming, I
would like to know what position each candidate has on this situation. I
personally would vote for someone who had a workable solution to this
The first draft of this letter was started at 5:20 a.m.
on Sunday, the 22nd of October, when a dog started barking, which got other
dogs barking, which got another poor sleepless soul to yelling shut up, which
got other dogs barking and barking and barking, not to mention the roosters.
Sunday is my one day a week where I should have an opportunity to sleep late,
and it was stolen from me and many others by this commotion.
Why can’t we
hold the owners of these dogs accountable? Surely there could be some kind of
ordinance against perpetually barking dogs. There are laws against too-loud
music, too-loud cars and motorcycles, even against generators. Why are people
allowed to let their dogs bark incessantly?
I consider a constantly
barking dog as a health hazard. Dogs were domesticated to help protect humans.
One of the ways they do this is by warning us of danger by barking. However, if
a dog barks continually, it creates a sense of danger and anxiety that is never
realized and ends up just causing stress.
Similar to the water torture, a
single drop on the forehead is not significant, but drop after drop after drop
adds up, and bark after bark after bark can create something close to road
rage. I am surprised that there are not more poisonings or other ways in which
people who have been tortured by a barking dog in their neighborhood have taken
matters into their own hands.
I hope other quiet, peace loving people will
unit. We will no longer be tormented by perpetually barking dogs! If the
council will not help us, who will?
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