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What are my legal rights when an inconsiderate neighbor will not take steps to stop his dog barking?

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Asked at 2010.01.10 06:14:20
We have a neighbor whose big dog barks loudly across the neighborhood from 4pm to late at night. Does anyone know what my legal rights are? Or what steps I could take with local law enforcment to have this guy stop his dog barking?
answer abbby23  Answered at 2010.01.10 06:14:20
NOTE: this is for the city of Alburquerque just find the phone numbers of your city and follow these instructions:

First Occurrence
Call the Animal Care Center (505) 768-1975 or fill out the on-line form below.
Letter is sent to the owner & complainant placing the owner on 15 day notice.
Second Occurrence within 15 days of the first occurrence
Call the Animal Care Center (505) 768-1975 or fill out the on-line form below.
An Animal Services Officer will be dispatched to the residence to inform the pet owner of potential future actions.
Third Occurrence within 7 days of the second occurrence
Complaint and must come to one of the Animal Care Centers to fill out a barking dog affidavit. directions to the shelter
Officer will be dispatched (If pet barks for more than 10 minutes continuously, the pet owner will be cited.
If barking is not witnessed by an Animal Care Officer, complainant is advised to file a criminal complaint with Metropolitan Court.

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