It doesn't really matter. The object of your attention should be to
discourage such rascally behavior.
So, you pick out the person who was most likely the culprit and punish him.
This serves as a deterrent to others similarily inclined, plus it serves as
a modest incentive to everyone else in the neighborhood to discourage such
nastiness as snitching out a neighbor (it could be them that're punished
instead of the actual malefactor).
This is exactly how the criminal law works.
there should be contact information on the violation paperwork.
the way it should work is someone complains , they send out an
inspector, The inspector determines if a violation has occured and
writes a citation if required.
if you suspect a malicious intent , the department may act on your
behalf if a series of complaints is not supported.
I had neighbor trouble that may help others:)
neighbor complained about our barking dogs. come to find out the one
neighbor who was complaing had started a home based investment business
and he didnt want the faint sound of dogs barking or even basketballs
bouncing he had complained about that too. A police officer told us he
was now assigned to the case, and suggested we get rid of the dogs. my
wife cant have kids, she got so upset.:(
Right before that I had a issue about where the town put a stop sign in
my yard, and attended a meeting complaining of the procedure they used
even after they agreed to move it.
I had reputation as trouble maker:)
So I went and saw town manager:) Hi give me all rules on halfway houses
and welfare relocatees:) Dont want to break any rules!!:)
He asked why I would do such a thing..... police officer wasnt
following procedure. he got his head kicked in. I reported the
complainer is he paying his mercantile tax on hios business:) I PAY
After nice chat with chief of police I NEVER got another dog barking
Neighbor sold his home and moved to a more high class place......... I
got his new address and told his friends I wanted to move next door to
him:) tell him that......
if you complain be sure its worth the hassle you may create for
yourself. DO NOTHING WRONG FOR A LONG TIME! have a permit for replacing
that downspout line?
if its a visible problem get a cam corder and record the problem so
theres no question of how bad the problem was.
Dealing with the barking not an option that occurred to you?
See this is the attitude I'm talking about. "Everyone breaks the law, so you
look the other way else I'll turn *you* in". Believe it or not, people *do* get
permits for that downspout line.
OR - think on this - they know how to live so as not to bother their neighbors,
and know how to get along, *without* depending on all their neighbors staying
mum and putting up with crap. Breaking rules or not - it strikes that your
neighbor's indiscretions were not bothering you, but yours were bothering him.
But the main npoint is that keeping your dogs happy and well-trained would have
saved - so much hassle.
You don't sound like such a smart guy to me.
I've always had dogs, and never once would I have allowed my barking dog
to bother my neighbors. That is just plain inconsideration and rudeness
IMO. What really irritates me is some of these neighbors push you with
bad behavior, like constantly barking dogs, and then try to paint you as
the bad guy for complaining.
"Cheri" <gserviceatinreachdotcom> wrote in message
My neighbor with the barking dogs finally moved out. The whole
neighborhood is happy. She had a file at animal control you
wouldn't believe. She finally started to make a little effort to
control her dogs after they killed several cats and animal
control was getting a little more serious.
I had to put up with being awakened almost daily by her
dogs for years. Her response when I asked her to train them
not to bark - "dogs bark".
They gave her several tickets, but she sweet talked the judges out of them.
I was never given the oportunity to tell the real story. Apparently she has
the choice of whether the complaintent is invited to testify under the Wash.
state legal system. I asked to be there. Animal control told me they could
do nothing to help. It's not their fault.
In some towns (like mine), it's mandatory that the dog be removed upon the
3rd complaint, the the fine is a hundred something bucks - I don't recall
exactly. But, the same thing happens: Animal control doesn't obey the law,
and judges are weak. I recently found out why, although this is old news to
people who've been trying to change the system for many years: The majority
of town justices in New York State have no legal training. They were never
lawyers. It sounds insane, but it's true. So, they're free to bend the law
according to their own prejudices.
theres no stopping dogs from barking when they see someone espically
with a dog walking up the street....... dogs were indoors at the time.
the neighbor also filed complaints because kids walked up the street
bouncing a basketball.
I have been here since 1972, new neighbor tried to make it yuppieville.
the neighbor wh complained was 3 doors away the immediate neighbors
tended to come to the fence and visit with our dog........said barking
wasnt a problem
since the idiot mnoved out nearly every house has at least one dog,
they call to one another....
neighborhood has gone to the dogs, ours are small and realtively quiet.
unlike some neighbors we spent about 6 grand making the yard secure
with a 6 foot fence. dogs running loose are a hazard to themselves and
neilyoung_at_heart email@example.com wrote in message
I agree so much with that. People say they love their pets, and yet they
let them out. Anyone who puts their cat outside should have a kennel
type device, so they can still enjoy the outdoors while being safe. Same
thing with dogs. Our neighbors dog has been hit twice by cars now. It
makes me sad to see animals flattened in the streets due to
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