Dealing with 2 neighbors with total of 10 dogs.

Hallowean

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First neighbor owning 5 grown German Shepards a hop and a skip from my back door...barking (loud) all day and night 365 days a year. For 4 years it's been 2 dogs now for the past several months gained 3 more total of 5. I've asked 3 times within these 4 years to control their barking. No results.

Next neighbors brother moves in bringing 6 large mutts, now 5, allowing to roam free for nearly a year now. No leash laws here. My small indoor dog was attacked once in our yard resulting in $500 vet bill in which dog owner paid. They piss and shit all over, have killed 2 cats according to a different neighbor. They chase golf carts and vehicles. That dog owner will also not take action to fix this problem.

Cops and animal control do nothing. I feel like I'm living a nightmare. Days, months,, years go by and I do my best to keep a level head, ignoring the damn dogs. No it's not the dogs fault but the owners are the types of people that I could easily respect yet they rip that away by their inconsiderate, selfish, lazy non actions to control the dogs.

Just here to say ugh! I'm really trying not to begin to hate dogs or become depressed. Thank you for reading.
 

Hallowean

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That is a tough situation and its hard to think that people would not keep their dogs in check. However, even rural areas have ordinances and laws, so you may want to check it out at a county level. Also, animal control can be an information resource.
Thank you. The animal control person contacted also owns a slew of dogs is why I feel nothing has happened as far as action to stop the dogs barking or dogs roaming free. Said it is out of her hands that I need to go higher up such as commissioner. Such bs. But alas, goes to show our tax money is stolen.
 

Hallowean

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No sure don't. Since the attack my dog only stays outside to potty and I keep a close eye out. I'll toss a firecracker toward the dogs when I see them. It works for a minute then they're right back before I know it. Not sure which is dumber, dogs or dog owners. Today I'm going to work on making a video of the German Shepards barking to post on YouTube.
 

caroline_13

MyPTSD Pro
First neighbor owning 5 grown German Shepards a hop and a skip from my back door...barking (loud) all day and night 365 days a year. For 4 years it's been 2 dogs now for the past several months gained 3 more total of 5. I've asked 3 times within these 4 years to control their barking. No results.

Next neighbors brother moves in bringing 6 large mutts, now 5, allowing to roam free for nearly a year now. No leash laws here. My small indoor dog was attacked once in our yard resulting in $500 vet bill in which dog owner paid. They piss and shit all over, have killed 2 cats according to a different neighbor. They chase golf carts and vehicles. That dog owner will also not take action to fix this problem.

Cops and animal control do nothing. I feel like I'm living a nightmare. Days, months,, years go by and I do my best to keep a level head, ignoring the damn dogs. No it's not the dogs fault but the owners are the types of people that I could easily respect yet they rip that away by their inconsiderate, selfish, lazy non actions to control the dogs.

Just here to say ugh! I'm really trying not to begin to hate dogs or become depressed. Thank you for reading.
Next time you call the cop's, say you are making a citizen's arrest. If you can, know which code section applies first. Just a thought...

They cannot be such a nuisance. Or maybe talk to a lawyer, sometimes even a strongly worded letter from a lawyer will do wonders. They already attacked one of your dogs, after all.
 

Hallowean

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Sounds like it’s time & past to either move or build a fence.
Right? I wish I could afford to. As far as the cops go, they are aware of the dogs due to other neighbors complaining. I have no clue why nothing has been done. If I could turn back time I would've (if possible) filed a police report over my dog being attacked in his own yard. Was just trying to have trust in the dog owner when he said they will be moving...well I think they moved but dogs still roaming. It's madness. Feels like law enforcement and animal control cares more about dogs than they do humans.
 

caroline_13

MyPTSD Pro
Right? I wish I could afford to. As far as the cops go, they are aware of the dogs due to other neighbors complaining. I have no clue why nothing has been done. If I could turn back time I would've (if possible) filed a police report over my dog being attacked in his own yard. Was just trying to have trust in the dog owner when he said they will be moving...well I think they moved but dogs still roaming. It's madness. Feels like law enforcement and animal control cares more about dogs than they do humans.
You've probably tried making a citizen's arrest, I'm not sure. But that wouldn't cost you anything. I can't promise it will do anything, it is only offered as a tentative step in your path to finding more peace. But, it might help!
 

intothelight

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You need to weigh the risk and the annoyance against angry neighbors if you do a citizens arrest. It could make matters worse in the long run. If you can, get at least a little fence or dog run to keep you dog safe. I have rural property where there are no rules on dogs other than keeping "aggressive dogs contained". Fortunately, I have great neighbors and since 10 of my acres are fenced, they have my permission to let their dogs run with mine, after a meet and greet and with notice. Its worked out great and with all the dogs during the day, it has driven out the coyotes which were a risk to my dogs. Try reaching out one more time, maybe something can be worked out especially with the points you have. Not sure what can be done about barking, but maybe even making it a little better will take off some of the stress.
 

caroline_13

MyPTSD Pro
You need to weigh the risk and the annoyance against angry neighbors if you do a citizens arrest. It could make matters worse in the long run. If you can, get at least a little fence or dog run to keep you dog safe. I have rural property where there are no rules on dogs other than keeping "aggressive dogs contained". Fortunately, I have great neighbors and since 10 of my acres are fenced, they have my permission to let their dogs run with mine, after a meet and greet and with notice. Its worked out great and with all the dogs during the day, it has driven out the coyotes which were a risk to my dogs. Try reaching out one more time, maybe something can be worked out especially with the points you have. Not sure what can be done about barking, but maybe even making it a little better will take off some of the stress.
To be clear, a "citizen's arrest" will probably not result in an actual arrest, just a notice to appear in court and thereafter charges may or may not be filed. The cops are supposed to honor it but as we know sometimes they do their own thing. It certainly sounds like it is bad enough already bc you've tried to get the cops to act... But yes, think it through, make a decision, and trust that it will all work out.
 
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