Noisy neighbors can be a headache. Nuisance suits are filed constantly but they normally involve humans. Humans can control how loudly they play music or rev an engine but what about a crying baby? Or better yet, a barking dog?
In many instances, a barking dog can be silenced by letting her in the house. Dogs bark to communicate and often times they are saying “let me in.” But this story isn’t about the typical crew of barking dogs, it’s about a family who owns working dogs to protect their flock of sheep from prey.
The family’s Tibetan Mastiffs bark when a threat comes near the farm, alarming the sheep and the family that a predator is near. But neighbors are claiming after a decade of unbearable “noise,” they want action. And sadly, the court agrees.
An Oregon appellate court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the dog owners must get their dogs surgically “debarked.” Debarking surgery involves the removal of either some of the. . . Click To Continue Reading This Story. . .