We were given a citation for my "barking dog" back in March. After three visits to the Cerbat Justice Court, time missed from work, mounds of paperwork, the court date being rescheduled because the plaintiff was not available, and pure frustration because my dog is not a barker, the neighbor dropped the charges.
All of my surrounding neighbors signed a letter I drafted that my dog is not a nuisance. In speaking with them, they have told me that this neighbor has complained several times about other dogs, complained of sheds that were too big, and also had complained to us that our light in the backyard was too bright.
Now a co-worker of mine received a warning over the weekend about her dog, which compelled me to share my story. She spoke with one of her neighbors last night who said her dog is not a problem.
Before a citation is issued, Animal Control Law Enforcement needs to do a little homework, check with the surrounding neighbors, and not be so eager in writing unwarranted citations.