Increasing canine problems dog police, prompt calls for change


January 31, 2017

POLICE OFFICERS Sean Potter and Sasha McDonald “book” a canine into the Sweet Home Department’s holding kennel.

Sweet Home Municipal Court Judge Larry Blake last week found a Third Avenue woman guilty of violating city codes because her dogs bark constantly.

The woman told the judge she doesn’t like the barking any more than her neighbors do and she is getting rid of one of the dogs, the one that causes the biggest problem. Blake told her to return to court later this month for an update. Her neighbors will return and give him an update from their perspectives.

“Every citizen has a right to the quiet enjoyment of their property,” Blake told the woman.

The number of complaints about barking...

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