(Without Prejudice) The neighbor's have allowed their 3 dogs to disturb the peace with their excessive barking at absolutely nothing (ie. there is no criminal activity threatening our neighbors in any way, shape or form), 24hrs a day over a period of an approximate decade that they have been living nextdoor. They have on occassions that we have chatted at the wall separating our properties acknowledged that their dogs have been making an unnecessary amount of noise that has been disturbing us as their neighbors and they told us that they have no intention of teaching their dogs 'when' and 'what' to be barking at. There are ample witnesses in our area in the form of both family and other neighbors who also feel harassed by this constant and inconsiderate noise. I have had to resign from 2 job already due to the constant noise which has affected my health to the point that I am suffering from high blood pressure, physical exhaustion, insomnia and sleep deprivation. My family members have unfairly taken on the responsibility of my monthly debts. I have done some research on some online legal websites and this is what I managed to find out:Animal By-law, 2009, Chapter Two, Dogs, Section 5 which states: Dog owners may not: “Keep any dog which barks for more than six minutes in any hour or more than three minutes in any half hour” or “Keep any dog which – by barking, yelping, howling or whining causes a disturbance or nuisance to inhabitants of the neighborhood.” The above paragraph may be subject to correction as I am not an attorney.
|Address:||7 Queesn Street, Malvern, Germiston, Johannesburg, 2094|
|Crime Date/Time:||29 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM|
|Reported Date:||29 Mar 2013, 03:03 AM|