Maine Couple is Suing Their Neighbors Over Their Noisy Barking Dog
Sure, barking dogs can be annoying, but could you imagine it getting to the point where you felt the only solution was to sue your neighbors? Well, for one Maine couple, that's exactly what has happened.
According to WGME 13, Darrell and Terry Park live in Carroll Plantation, which is situated in Penobscot County. Their neighbors' property sits in Springfield, and that's where the alleged barking dog is, according to WGME.
According to WGME, also named in the suit are the animal control officer and the town of Springfield, the news station reported.
According to WGME, Darrell & Terry allege that their neighbors' dog is howling and barking "almost constantly" and they want someone to do something about it, according to WGME. They say that the non-stop noise from the dog has actually lowered their home's property value, according to WGME.
According to WGME, additionally, they're seeking $50 in payment for each complaint they have filed to animal control about the dog, the news station reported.
According to WGME, they're also seeking an unknown amount of other compensation and punitive damages, according to WGME.
According to WGME, Ronald and Kristy Greco are the neighbors that have the alleged noisy dog, and if they end up being charged with the civil violation, they would have to pay $25 for the first offense and $50 for all violations after, according to WGME.
According to WGME, The Springfield ordinance on noisy animals, per the article, states that people that have dogs won't let them annoy or bother people with "repeated barking" between 8:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. If the complaint about it is valid, then the owner could get a warning, according to WGME.
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