Two of my neighbors have gone out of town and left their large dogs alone.
The people may be stuck in Denver for all I know.
But, the dogs are barking all night long.
I have called the PD, and they say it is an animal control problem, and to
call them. I have called and left them many messages, but they are off
until sometime after the Holidays, probably early February.
I have Googled under dog barking devices, and all I come up with is those
rated at 25 feet or less.
I want to buy or build something that will make a dog shrivel up in pain for
about two blocks around me. Can anyone direct me to such a device, or give
me the short tour of directions to make such a device?
I know if the dogs will just get some negative responses to their barking,
they will probably quit. But for now, it's about to drive me around the
A nice dish of antifreeze will take care of the problem nicely. If you'd
prefer to do the wrong thing, wait until morning, pick a veterinarian out of
the phone book, call and ask for the name of an organization that will come
and remove the dogs. Never call the municipal animal control department.
With few exceptions, they are useless.
Dogs 1, Steve 0
(Watch out for the curve on the corner <g>)
SPCA will do little until you aim to kill. It will take you several
complaints, inclusive of the people next door. All complaints written
and mailed off by you and the guy(s) next door.....not just a single
Declare the animal under duress; explain in a 911 call they (animals)
may not have adequate care and may need immediate intervention from
the authorized authority (take down the door).
This is temporary; surely?
I suppose that depends on where you live. My daughter had a neighbor
who tied a dog to a tree all day outside and it barked (wouldn't you).
One complaint, a short 2 trip investigation and they took the dog
away. The owner was told if they wanted to fight it they might face
Leaving dogs home alone while you are on a trip would probably trigger
the same response.
On Tue, 26 Dec 2006 01:18:43 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Here in Las Vegas, Animal Control will tell you to "try and work it
out with the neighbor". Then when you file a complaint, they want two
more from surrounding neighbors, before they act. One day an Animal
Control Officer was parked along a street in my area (one block from
my house), so I stopped and explained the constant barking next door.
I politely asked the Officer to "drive by" the house to observe what
was going on. She would not do this, but instead handed me another
damn complaint form.
When the opportunity presented itself, I sold and moved across town.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
This is exactly what you have to do if you want a response. Tell them
the dogs have been left locked up (where ever they are). Tell them
the dogs have no food or water. You will most likely get immediate
I personally love animals, but NOT dogs. In fact I can not stand
dogs. Their barking drives me up a wall, not to mention all their
digging holes, and other bad habits. So, i can easily understand
your frustrations. But I also know that if you want the authorities to
react, make it sound like the dogs are neglected and starving and
you'll get them to react.
Remember, abused dogs are cared for, but humans who are abused by dogs
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Well trained dogs never do those things. When dogs do those things, it's
the irresponsible owners that I can't stand. Pure laziness on the owners
part, just like the owners that left the dogs for Steve to deal with
instead of making arrangements for them to stay in kennel. No excuse for
On Tue, 26 Dec 2006 08:48:54 -0800, "Cheri" <gserviceatinreachdotcom>
I'll agree with this, but being a farmer, I have had feral dogs and
neighbors dogs coming here and killing my chickens and ducks. I
finally gave up on the chickens and ducks because of the damn dogs. I
cant shoot a dog, but several have left here in a sheriffs squad. One
neighbors dog killed one of my farm cats, and that dog was returned to
the neighbor, in a wooden crate, and I told him if the #%^!&)* thing
ever comes here again, it's dead. Oddly enough, the neighbor told me
to feel free to shoot it if it comes here again. ?????
Either way, I just am not a dog person. My favorite animals are
horses, but I love my barn cats too, and have 14 of them. They keep
the mice population down too, and one of them also kills rats. I have
had dogs, and I have even tried to force myself to enjoy them, but I
just dont care for em. The last dog I had, (puppy) drove me nuts
with it's 24/7 barking. I gave it to a guy who wanted a dog, and the
dog saved his life by barking when a house fire started during the
night. I guess there's a reason for everything.....
snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote in message ...
I totally understand. Lots of people aren't dog people, and that's fine.
It's the people that insist on having them and not taking proper care of
them that are the problem. When I was young we lived on a ranch and we
had barn cats too, but they were truly feral. No way was anyone getting
close enough to pet them or anything like that, and they were never fed
"Cheri" <gserviceatinreachdotcom> wrote in message
wrote in message ...
Even the so-called "good dog owners" are often slime. Tell me what's wrong
with this conversation, which I've had with numerous people walking their
dogs. I've enclosed the conversation in plus signs so you know where it
begins and ends:
Me: Could you please not let your dog stop in my lawn in the future?
Dog Criminal: Why?
I do not consider a dog owner who walks their dog past anothers house,
allowing the dog to urinate or defecate on someone elses property, a
"good dog owner." They are slime IMO, and should be publicly caned. :-)
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