Concord Dogs Killed By Poisoned Meatballs, Police Say

CONCORD (CBS 5) – Two dogs belonging to a Concord woman were found dead after police said they ate poisoned meatballs. A disgruntled neighbor is accused in the case.

On June 4th, DJ, the woman’s black Scottish terrier was suffering from seizures. Despite a visit to the vet, the dog died the same day. Two days later, the owner’s second dog, Coco, died.

Tom Tarbill lives next door to the victim and believes the suspect may have gained access to his neighbor’s yard through his backyard.

“I was pretty shocked,” he said. “This guy, apparently, he just doesn’t like dogs for one, and that kind of reflects on his character, I believe.”

The owner of the dogs, who is currently out of town and did not want her identity revealed, told CBS5 by phone that she found four meatballs in her yard, and had received three threatening letters this year.

Residents in the Concord neighborhood had been on alert after fliers had been posted, warning them that dogs had been poisoned.

“It’s a terrible thing what they did and I can’t understand what would get into somebody to do a thing like that,” said neighbor Ellen Docili.

Officers served a search warrant to one of the victim’s neighbors before placing that person under arrest, but police are not releasing the suspect’s name or issuing any formal charges until toxicology and forensic test results are reported.

Neighbors in the area say they are both alarmed and sad.

“Sad because I know the dogs,” said neighbor Thomas Ratliff. “I mean they’re kind of annoying at times because they’re loud, but I love animals and so I wouldn’t want to see them get hurt like they did.”

Police are investigating as to whether the case is related to a similar incident that happened in the neighborhood back in 2003, and in that case there were also a series of threatening letters sent to the dog’s owner.

“People shouldn’t be poisoning anything. Who knows who’s gonna get a hold of it and eat it. Maybe a kid. Bad idea,” said neighbor Fred Grab.

The suspect was set free by police, but could face a willful cruelty to animal charges depending on the tests.

The owner of the dogs has four other dogs, none of which was harmed.

  • neo16

    i have a neighbor that leaves their dog to run outside to poo in front of our lawn and never picks up after it. i’m compelled to do the same but of course you need to think of the consequences of your actions. best way to do it is to talk to your neighbor and if it still happens, report them to the authorities. this guy went to the extreme and harsh way and has to pay for it.

    • Ted

      So, how did your conversation with your neighbor work out? Did you take your own advice?

    • Canis

      loosen that sphincter of yours a bit … you’ll be fine.

      • JohnJacob

        You may enjoy having your sphincter loosened, but the rest of us realize that neo16’s post is on the money.

      • Campbell

        With any luck neo16 will “loosen his sphincter” on your head.

      • fthomas cain

        Being an animal owner comes with responsibilitities to your neighbors-no animal should be a nuisance or disrupt a persons peace and quiet. Too many dog owners think that everyone should just put up with their pets barking, and other annoying behavior. People that act in this manor usually are oblivious to anyone elses needs-thus you have people like this who have 6 DOGS a neighbors -worse nightmare!!!!!

    • matt

      It is his yard…

      • leeuniverse

        Yes, however SOUND travels beyond ones yard, thus an unreasonable and continuous sound annoyance is inappropriate and wrong. Thus, the dog owner is in the wrong if they continually refuse to properly train the animals.

      • riffenberg

        Well that’s not the point Lee. There is something wrong with this guy. What is he doing threatening people in the rest of the neighborhood?. I can tell you one thing , those neighbors will get him back. There is no excuse for this. NONE! I don’t care if a dog barks 24 hours a day. He should have reported the dogs to the authorities if they were barking too much. I have to hand it to this woman. She took in 6 dogs and gave them a home.

      • mija

        Riffen that IS the point. You don’t care? Then you would be the one responsible if your pets had to be killed because you didn’t properly contain and control them. People just like you are the reason someone has to resort to murdering dogs. Other avenues just don’t phase you.

    • Victoria JohnGalt Montgomery

      This guy isn’t facing any consequences.. willful animal cruelty? Please. That’s maybe 2 months probation. He needs to be charged with destruction of property, as that’s what he did in killing the woman’s two dogs, which were her property.

      • Victoria JohnGalt Montgomery

        Though, if it happened on his property, I suppose he had initiative to do what he felt was necessary. Responsibility of the dogs sits with the owner, the owner shouldn’t have let her dogs out of her own yard. Though, the neighbor should have reported the incidents to the police. If he did, then he should have confronted the woman directly.

      • Leslie

        it didn’t happen on his property, but on the dog owners property…she found meatballs in HER yard. and another neighbor said he believe the dog killer got access thru HIS yard. So that means this guy planned to sneak thru someone else’s yard to have access to those dogs….around here it would much more than willful animal cruelty. She needs to sue him in civil court as well.

      • Ed

        Why does a person living in town need six dogs? Sounds like this person has some problems. I lived next door to some people who had dogs that barked continusly when they were not home. the thought of poison crossed my mind.

      • dave

        It takes an inconsiderate person to let their dogs constantly disturb their neighbors. It’s ok for dogs to bark at length once in a great while and even have a bad day or night, but usually when a neighbor of these inconsiderate dog owners takes offense, or measures, the dog is much worse than your normal pooch. A normal dog will bark for a reason (mailperson, cat) and then shut up when the threat is gone. However some dogs bark for catharsis and they apparently have a lot to get off their chest (like myself apparently). It’s not healthy. These dogs are very unhappy. Most towns have nuisance laws against any significant long term annnoyances for a good reason. A lot of times the city will send your neighbor a warning. If it were me getting the letter, let alone a death threat on my dog, I would be shagrinned and worried for the safety of my dog and take steps to correct the problem. However, I have learned that most of the type of people who allow their dogs to bark so much are “interesting” people to begin with. The problem with many of them is far deeper than their neurotic, lonely dogs. First of all they are not training/disciplining their dogs. It’s not in them to do that. Second, their dogs obviously don’t like living with these people. Makes you wonder why they have dogs in the first place and some with so MANY – why so many? It is a symptom of course. At best these people are oblivious in life (unless something bothers THEM of course). In their subconscious minds, they are the only people that count. Unfortunately most of these people shrug off or ignore friendly pleadings, complaints, and warnings. They don’t like anyone TELLING them what to do. After all, it’s your problem not theirs. Spooky. I feel sorry for the dogs. It’s the owners’ fault not the unbalanced dogs. Even when their dogs are killed, they STILL don’t get it. They never will. Anyway I’d much rather have the guy kill the dogs than the dogs and the owners. Seems to me there was some restraint somewhere in this situation.

      • Mary Wright Pippert

        He should be forced to eat the rest of the meatballs. And she should sue him for the cost o f the dogs and punitive injuries just for a start.

    • scott

      I had a problem neighboor years ago that liked letting his dog poo in my yard. I asked him to stop, he ignored me. A few days later some miscreant left about fourty pounds of dog poo on his porch! I never had that problem again.

      • Elena

        if the owners cared about the dogs they would not have been in the yard unattended..dogs left in the yard are not pets ..they are property..

    • Twistedsis

      The man that poisoned dogs needs to be jailed for a very long tiome. Had they been my dogs there would be on world class law suit. I would spend every penny I ever had to destroy his life.

      • FedUp!

        I bet you’re the type that lets your dog bark incessantly. People who let their dogs bark have absolutely no consideration for others!!!! Get a life!!

      • BillyBob

        If your out of control dogs lived next to me, I would warn you once, then all bets are off. If you didn’t shut them up, I would.

      • Mary Wright Pippert

        And that should just be the beginning.

      • Roy Baty

        I would kill a noisy dog in a heartbeat, but I probably would not kill the owner.

      • suckitlibs

        Wow, lot’s of “big tough guys” on this chain that would go right after the dogs. Wonder why these little wimps like BillyBob wouldn’t start with the owners (the real problems here)? Hmmmmm, did you ever think that when you take matters into your own hands, you’re opening the door for other’s to do the same? For instance, Billy Bob, were I to live in the trailer next to yours, and you killed my dogs, I wouldn’t call the police. But I guarantee you would have some kind of mysterious accident. Or maybe one of you inbred lil ones would go missing. Don’t start what you don’t have the balls to finish…

      • mutz

        Roy Baty

        The dogs owner probably would rip your beating heart out and show it to you, and then feed it to his other dogs.

      • Timmy

        That’s good advice… but not in the way you think. It’s the people who let their dogs bark all the time (because they don’t give a rip} who should be sued. He should have gone that route instead of using poison. Maybe he could have got a new HDTV from it.

      • RLA Bruce

        Punish him, yes. But destroy his LIFE? Where’s your sense of proportion?

    • maislandwirt

      I agree, the response to the dogs was extreme. But if you have ever faced that sort of aggravation you know it is understandable. Our seldom-at-home neighbors have several small dogs which take turns barking on a 24-7 basis. The noise is so bad we often have to close up the house in the summer months and cool ourselves with floor fans. Sleeping with ear plugs. We have recently looked into purchasing a home HVAC unit so we can better tolerate the summer months. As for the neighbors, they deny that their dogs are at fault and blame us for not being dog lovers.

      • Louisville

        I have had issues in the past with neighbors that had a lot of young children. Yelling, screaming, running around at all hours, but I don’t have the right to poison them.

      • InTheBubble

        Many years ago I had two neighbors with a total of five dogs, and the dogs were all left OUTSIDE every night, barking the whole time. I spoke to one neighbor, and that helped. I and others called the cops so often on the second neighbor that they finally moved. Throughout the whole time, I would often lie awake during the awful noise, trying to think up a way to kill those damned dogs without getting caught – but I never could.

    • Fred

      We have starving people in Africa, and we have to many dogs, cats, and horses in America. Hook em up!

    • luddite

      I feel the same way as fthomas cain’s post; except replace the word “dog(s)” with “kid(s)”

    • Frustrated

      This is not the way to deal with it but you can certainly understand why people would get sick of dogs running all over. I have even seen pit bulls running loose and some would content they need to be either kennelled or if that does not work people resort to these type actions.

      Just take care of your dogs and these things will not happen.

    • soss

      At various times I have talked to 4 different neighbors with positive results. Then came the 5th. After talking to them four times he finally let loose and threatened to beat the living s* out of me etc. and went on for over 10 minutes such that neighbors 3 houses down could hear. Cities dog/noise ordanances are never actually enforced. But I continue to call the police (over 20 times) which seems to bug the h* out of them. Next time its going to be “nice doggy, pretty doggy…” then “heres a nice treat doggy”.

    • squid

      Just put your neighbor’s dogs feces in his mail box.

    • jimbo

      The best way to deal with loud dogs is a BB or pellet gun. A small one that doesn’t shoot hard. Sometime an air gun with no load is enough. My family love dogs, and have had them all our lives, but we don’t have dogs that are a nuisance. i remember dad using a slingshot and small pellets on the spaniel next door when we were kids because it would bark constantly. One stinger usually shuts them up. Harder to hit little dogs and more dangerous can hit them in the eye or something. You just don’t lead them as much.

      • InTheBubble

        When I was 15 (in 1956), my dad told me to shoot any dog that entered our very large yard with my airgun, hitting them in the butt. This worked well until the evening I hit a large hound dog at maximum range. An hour later his owner came over and complained bitterly that I had killed his dog. Seems I had forgotten to account for the distance and had hit his dog in the privates, and he bled to death. I said I was sorry, but that was the risk he took letting his 14 hound dogs run loose all the time (yes, fourteen!). The airgun trick works, but be sure to practice at all distances first, and if it’s a small dog, use your slingshot . . . those take even more practice, but they work very well too.

    • Matthew

      “report them to the authorities” HILARIOUS. You probably haven’t lived next to someone who has decided that it is their job to rescue as many dogs as they can and to keep them in their backyard or balcony. The dogs bark like crazy all of the time, but the humanitarian neighbor believes they are immune because they’re doing God’s work. I can see how a distraught neighbor would want to put an end to that type of nonsense, especially if the “authorities” tell both parties that there’s little they can do. I’ve seen this firsthand.

    • Sleepless in Seattle

      Right on Neo. My In-laws suffer daily with a neighbors dog that barks incessently. Their first action was to talk to the neighbor but the neighbor did NOTHING about the problem and actually became beligerent. It escalated into formal legal action against the neighbor in which my in-laws won. The dog owner was issued a ruling in which he had to remedy the barking problem. Failure to comply and the dog would be removed with one phone call to the pound. The owner installed an electronic deterent system which worked until the County inspected the device. Once approved by the county the owner turned off the device. Then came over to my in-laws and verbally threatened them with physical harm if they called the pound. They now live in fear of their neighbor and have to put up with that d*m dog and its phycotic barking. This issue really revolves around irresponsible pet owners. I think the meatballs were served to the wrong part of the “problem” if you get my drift…

      • Alice Polarbear

        Not surprising. People who think it’s okay to inflict barking dogs on their neighbors are pigs. Your inlaws should buy a gun for self defense and then go ahead and call the pound. In a situation like this, I don’t blame people for poisoning the neighbor’s obnoxious barking dogs.

    • klg1956

      My neighbors would gladly pick up my dog’s poo due to the fact that her barking has saved several of their homes from being robbed over the past 16 years. They know that a barking dog is the best deterrent of crime and my baby has the best ears on the planet, and she knows everyone on our block, by their cars, by their walk, by their voices, and if they don’t belong in our neighborhood, everybody knows it, and they are thankful! It’s an annoyance, barking, poo, but certainly worth it to live in a safer neighborhood.

    • Rivkah Rubinstein

      Does anyone know the recipe for those meatballs? It might be a good idea if an annoying neighbor had six dogs, capture one of them to serve as meatballs for the others. Sweet justice comes on Sunday morning, while they’re gone to church.

    • joe

      Have you ever tried to get to sleep with a barking dog right next to your house? The owner of those dogs are partly responsible for what happens.

    • Louise

      Nearly everytime I hear about a conflict with a pet owner and a neighbor, it tends to be an emotional converation. It is difficult to keep one’s clarity when emotions are involved. And, yet the best solutions are achieved when one can put his/her emotions aside…easier said than done. For many of us, when we speak of our pets, our ego has a similar reaction as when we speak of our children. How many fights between parents at Little League games escalate beyond what is warranted for that situation? Suddenly, we find ourselves doing things we would never want or invision ourselves doing. These conflicts are so difficult for everyone involved.

      Many pet owners do not understand why their dog barks excessively, nor do they know what to do about it. This doesn’t mean they are bad people or bad pet owners. However, it does mean they need to step up more and take the time, energy, and money (if need be) to learn.

      I recently visited a great website for dog training. It has a reasonably priced training video pet owners can use if their dog barks excessively. The website had something to do with “nice doggie” and “training”. Trust, that there is something to be done.

  • Chloe T.

    Someone should have trained you to do the same…

  • gimmetherecipe

    Most counties don’t do anything with citizen complaints. They won’t even send anyone out to check out the noise complaint and if they do they it’s just a warning. Often times they will send you a packet that contains a list of to-do’s, such as “approach the dog owner in a polite manner and” blah blah blah. Most noisy dog owner’s don’t care about you or your complaint, why do you think you have a problem in the first place? Responsible owner’s will quiet their dogs in the first few seconds of barking. There is a list of the most annoying dogs to own and they’re usually the small toy species. It is more work to legally get a noisy dog and it’s owner to comply than it is to take the law into your own hands. Trust me, more neighbors of noisy dog owner’s have thought about this route many of times so don’t act surprised about this article.

    • aubreyfarmer

      I can definitely understand why someone would want to kill a neighbors dog. Some very fine folks I know actually sold their home which they had recently bought just to get away from a neighbors barking dogs. What would you do if the authorities failed to act and going through the court was a waste of time. Can you imagine a neighbor with 6 dogs barking all hours of the day and night?

      • mike

        if my neighbor killed my dog, id cut his heart out and feed it to my new dog.

      • BBKing

        Mike below would spend the rest of his life in a prison cell over a dog that he failed to control in the first place! What a tool. Please go ahead and report to the nearest prison, you clearly belong there.

      • Twistedsis

        there is something ver, very wrong with people that will kill animals, they usually graduate to killing people.

      • Sigve

        @Twistedsis: “there is something ver, very wrong with people that will kill animals, they usually graduate to killing people.”
        Any solid basis for this ridiculous hypothesis, or is it fiction/propaganda to try to discredit others you can’t meet with proper arguments?

        FYI: Have killed nuisance animals for 35 yrs+, have not killed any humans.
        Yet. :)

      • KR

        Did you notice that the owner of these two dogs has FOUR MORE dogs besides? Can you imagine the cacophony of barking that goes on in that yard, probably day and night? Poisoning the dogs is certainly cruel and no answer, but why isn’t there an enforceable law that prohibits the madness of having that many dogs on a city lot? People are entitled to the quiet enjoyment of their own property, and this idea that canines, in all quantities, are a great idea, no matter how much they poop and bark, is an example of how far from reason things have gotten. Dog owners take their dogs for walks and let them stop and pee on my roses (turning the leaves a lovely yellow). My neighbors have two German Shepherds and a Lab on their 7,000 square foot lot. Where is the sense in all this? I had dogs all my life and love them as a species, but I don’t appreciate many of their thoughtless, nincompoop owners.

      • Maude

        BB King—–Mike would be a hero to many ! If I was on his jury I’d vote to aquit…he would walk out of court a free man !!

    • Sigve

      In one of the largest cities in Norway, the police said they only took action if three – 3 – dogs were barking at the same place/time at night. Astonishing.
      I had to sell my house and move.

  • Kimmy Oameal

    you people are sick. you’d poison your neighbor’s dogs?! what if their children are noisy? are they next? just for your comfort. god help us.

    • HateBarkingDogs

      Children don’t bark all night long everyday.
      If you own a pet take responsibly for it.

      • JJ

        And neither do most properly trained dogs. The same applies for children – they should be trained and taught the proper way to act. Its clearly abhorrent for someone to do something like this to a neighbor’s child and the same applies to their dog.

        I have two dogs myself… they are always leashed, picked up after and bark only when dogs should bark – someone at the door. I’ve tried talking to the neighbors about their kids screaming after hours, running ouside, through my yard, leaving their toys littered in my driveway and on my grass. Does it do any good? Nope, its like talking to a wall. BUT – when someone walks by and trips on one of their bikes left on the sidewalk in front of my house when they are not home — guess who they are going to try and sue?

      • Fed up tax payer

        Rotten neighbors who refuse to keep their problems on their side of the fence (including barking dogs!)
        Use ultra-sonic sound to make the rotten animal feel pain when it barks at night

      • Lisa

        maybe your neighbor should start snipeing you with a silenced rifle….any coward putting poison out on dogs deserves no mercy…

    • Rooba Dooba

      You are profoundly ignorant. I was in a situation where the police and animal control refused every request to force my neighbors to keep their dogs quiet. We had previously asked the neighbors to quiet the dogs and they retaliated by smearing birthday cake all over our cars. The city’s mayor refused to do anything as did the city counsel. After months of only getting a few hours of sleep per night because of the nightly barking (Hey Einstein kids don’t scream all night long) The dogs suddenly all died one day. Gee, I wonder what happened to them?

      • Twistedsis

        I hope you rot in hell!

      • Iceman

        You did the right thing. No one has the right to allow their pets to harrass the entire neighborhood. If they refuse to take responsibility for their pets, they should not have pets.

      • Betty B.

        And you are apparently PROUD of this, are you?

      • Rooba Dooba

        Betty B. No, I am horribly ashamed to live in a country where people think it is ok to deprive their neighbors of sleep. I am ashamed to live in a country where the elected officials are corrupt and will not do their jobs. I am ashamed that the donut eaters will not enforce the law.

        I am ashamed to live in a society where boobs, who know nothing of of a situation, feel it is their right to comment and prove to the world how profoundly stupid they are.

      • riffenberg

        I hope you rot in hell too .Watch your back because your neighbors know you did it. LOL!

      • Rooba Dooba


        Really, is that how Obama got started in his career as a mass murderer?

    • Adam

      Kimmy ,nobody said anything about killing a dog or children. You are taking it to the extreme. The question you should be asking yourself is why is the neighbor inconsiderate of the neighbors around them . Their dog wouldn’t bark excessively if they would exercise their dog instead of leaving the dog frustrated of being pinned in a yard.all day. Just because you can own a dog doesn’t mean you should own one.

    • Sigve

      Some of us value a child over a dog.
      Also: Children grow up, and are usually only noisy some of the time. Dogs can bark much of the day and night, all their life.

    • rick h

      Kimmy- Understand the difference; children are not animals.

    • Twistedsis

      If they can kill a dog a child is not a big stretch!

      • Michael Rossberg

        To you maybe, but to the sane people of the world, it IS a big stretch.

    • Harry J. Smith

      Not quite the same thing, idiot!

      • riffenberg

        Oh really? Serial killers start with animals.

    • Sleepless in Seattle

      Kimmy Oameal. What are you 12 years old? You obviously don’t understand the gist of the problem. Irresponsible pet owners and ineffective courts. Not surprized the person did what he did. He probably was at his wits end. No neighbor should elevate their problem pet above the rights/peace of the neighborhood. I had a problem dog that was causing problems. I ended up bringing her to a rescue home out in the boondocks were she lived the rest of her life without causing problems for herself or others. While it was a very sad time for us (we loved the dog), this was the best solution to a difficult problem. My poit is there are options. This irresponsible owner caused the poisoning and early death of their pet. Period. Time to grow up Kimmy…

  • SS

    City never does anything. We (3 of the adjacent neighbors) have all submitted reports, official logs to the city Animal Services. Of course we got the packet like in the comments left by “gimmetherecipe” above.

    Its useless, he is totally right. If they don’t care about letting their dog poop or being noisy, they are not going to care about letters from the city or neighbor’s complaints.

    It is irresponsible, and people like this should not be allow to own dogs. Same with those parents who takes their kids and let them play around and make excessive noise in a restaurant.

    • BobJ

      Throw fireworks in the yard. Sooner or later things will quiet down and nobody gets hurt.

      • InTheBubble

        Great answer! Thanks!

    • ShutUp

      I would rather hear barking dogs than screaming kids having tantrums in a restaurant or in public. Restaurants should have a special sound proof room to seat families with small children.

  • SS

    No, it doesn’t fully justify murdering them. You are probably a dog owner or used to be one. But asking the neighbor is usually useless. They are obviously selfish people and allowing their dog to bark incessantly while they are away. Or irresponsible owners providing harsh environment to their pets (leaving them out in the sun, or small dog house locked in direct heat of the sun.
    Having neighbors involved and even having the City/Animal Service involved normally have no use. Yes, there is an ordinance, but no funds to enforce these. Civil court is possibly your only bet.

    • BM

      You can’t “murder” a dog. They are not human.

      • aljsdflaj d

        There is the problem for some of the ‘dog’ folks…..they value the life of dog as much as a person because they are somewhat socially under developed. I have been in this situation too and talking did nothing to get the owners to do something but a few well days training with an acoustic device painful to the mutt and the dog learned. I trained the animal when they wouldn’t…but I understand the idea of poisoning them. Sometimes you just reach a point when you get pi$$ed.

      • Chris Thomas

        You Sir can go DIAF … My dogs are much more of a joy to be around then your sorry azz … lmk when dead … Thx.

      • TwistedSis

        Thay are more human than you are.

    • Sigve

      “No, it doesn’t fully justify murdering them” – glad to hear that you are not really too annoyed by the incessant barking. FYI: Some people are disabled by noise others tolerate. These people may not be the psycologically most stable, but the suffering is still real.

      • Pennswoods

        I agree. Noise. From industrial noise to barking dogs can and does cause deep physical and emotional distress in humans which can cause high blood pressure and even psycological problems. People before dogs.

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  • CommonCents

    Property owners have a RIGHT to the peaceful enjoyment of their property…

    Rude, inconsiderate, obnoxious ‘neighbors’ (lowlifes) need to be punished.

    Many newer communities have nuisance barking laws and DO enforce them. The problem is, too many urban areas do not or will not enforce the laws.

    As I write this, there is a dog barking (over 500 feet away) in the rain and the fat lazy slovenly owner does nothing. Trust me, I have planned how to ‘do it’.

    The dog should be impounded, and after three strikes the dog should be taken away, and the owner should be barred from any dog license in the future.

    • CommonCents

      Oh yeah, and we DO own a dog which is NEVER allowed to bark while outside.

      • BarkingDogHater

        CommonCents you are right!! Love it

  • TD

    On the other hand, when the neighbor gets out of jail, he will have a quiet neighborhood to return to!!!

  • Common Sense

    The owner of the dogs has 4 other dogs? So this mentally deficient person had 6 dogs? And I bet they made a ruckus far beyond what any reasonable person could tolerate. And I guarantee she was approached to keep them quiet, and no doubt she told them to mind their own business. Pity the dogs, but when the law ignores you, you ignore the law.

  • Buster Collins

    Typical for San Freakcisco. Find the guy and shoot him.

    • Bruce

      You mean the dog owner… right?

    • Strongbow

      Concord. Very much not San Francisco.

  • Lindy

    The owner of the dogs has four other dogs
    So that means the owner had SIX dogs. We had a dog on my street that barked nonstop..the police did nothing! Finally one summer they moved and the street was peaceful again. Owners should take care of their dogs!

    • LindaB

      still not right missy to poisonj a dog…very inhumane. This guy is a heartless pig, and so are YOU.

      • joel

        It was very humane. Remember Son Of Sam. Barking dogs can make you do crazy things. I have a dog It never barks. If it did I would kill it. linda you just don’t get it. Your that lady who takes her brats to a resterant lets her kid make noise. I don’t know how many times I had to tell a kid to shut up. Six dogs is inhumane. They barked because of no attention.. It was humane to kiill them

  • kjd

    Dogs aren’t livestock-they’re companion animals. They should not be left outside for extended periods of time-they want to be with their people.

    Please don’t punish the dog-it’s the people. If you can’t get any action from your local authorities, educate yourself on what the law/ordinance says in your area and show up at the city council/county commissioners meeting with evidence and a copy of the law in hand.

  • nativh

    It isn’t the dog that is the problem, it is the owner. I have three dogs (200 pounds total weight) and when one pipes up, me of thw wife immediately get up to quiet them or bring them in. That is the neighborly, adult, responsible, et al thing to do. Now if you want to quiet that obnoxious pooch, just go buy and anti barking device at your nearest pet store. The one we bought looks like a little house and emits a high pitch screach whenever a dog barks. We point it across the fence at the offending neighbors yard and let his dog set it off. Works great for all of $45 bucks. I’d never kill a dog unless it was trying to kill me or mine. They neighbor may deserve a good *** kicking but not the dog that isn’t trained or restrained and is just doing what it is born to do.

    • Sigve

      “looks like a little house and emits a high pitch screach whenever a dog barks” – EXCELLENT IDEA!! I only know about collars with electric shocks and smells. These are hard to use on a neighbours dog …
      But this device only works for immediate neighbours in suburbia, the bane of my happiness lives on a small farm, the house and dog are about 100 meters from my fence.

  • Harley

    If she truly cared for her animals she would not have allowed to bark incessantly.
    I have no sympathy for the dog owner. She knew they were bothering her neighbors and should have deduced that if she didn’t do something about it, she would have to deal with the consequences. People like that do not deserve pets.

    I applaud whoever poisoned those yapping hell hounds.

  • Lindy

    There are other ways of handing this
    We asked he owner of a constant barking/mean dog and he wouldn’t even come to the door..we left notes..called the police all NOTHING
    Where is the community value for people who have to live next door to this noise and smell?

    • InTheBubble

      Get yourself a bag of cherry bombs. Every time the dog barks, light and lob one over the fence into his yard. Both the dog AND the owner will get the message.

  • breakfrom

    Lessons learned: If you don’t want your dog to eat anything poisonous then train them to be able to detect poisonous substances with their noses or it’s your fault that they didn’t know any better.

  • Hank Warren

    Don’t call the cops, they’ll shoot the dog and the homeowner. Useless cops, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

    • ricardo maxwell

      Hank No wonder people think Ron Paul supporters are kookier than Obama supporters! You are all moonbats. Too bad because Ron Paul himself is not nearly as whacked out as his followers and has some very relevant and fact based economic positions.. You all destroy his chances with your rants.

      • InTheBubble

        “You are all moonbats”? Ricardo, you jest. Sure, there are plenty of moonbats around, but most of them voted for Odumbo. There are probably fewer moonbats amongst Ron Paul supporters than in any other candidate’s support group. BTW, Hank Warren ain’t so batty since he’s right about everything he says. The book he recommends, however, is garbage.

  • JR

    The burden here should not lie on the person(s) agitated by the barking. They should not have to confront the barking dog owner, or gather their neighbors to work out a solution, or work with their local government. If a neighbor experiences a pattern of excessive barking, you can bet that the dog owner hears it too, but has chosen not to address the problem. By the time a neighbor is disturbed enough to put on their shoes and do something about a barking dog, it’s too late for talk.

    Sorry for the dogs, but the dog owner is the one in this case who should be trouble.

    • InTheBubble

      I often wondered how an owner could tolerate his dog(s) barking outside all night while the neighbors were being stressed out of their minds by the din. My guess is that they have drunk themselves to sleep and just never hear it.

  • BobJ

    Fireworks usually solves this kind of problem. No need to hurt the animal.

  • racefanaz

    if they BARKED all the time, the OWNER is at fault not the dog and believe me i have been tempted many times, until i would pound on hte doors of the neighbor, they were really dumb immigrants, to SHUT THOSE DOGS UP , it finally sank into their non english immigrant “skulls”

  • racefanaz

    u cant murder dogs, and constantly barking dogs are in fact being NEGLECTED by their owners, also a crime

  • TD

    Hey Bob, you forgot to take your meds again … idiot!!!

  • ed

    to say that you should poison a dog or impound them for doing what they are supposed to do naturally is pathetic. I guess you people would do the same to little kids running and playing outside that can be twice as loud as any dog. I have dogs my self one is a toy breed and the other is a large breed. Don’t get me wrong the toy breed barks as soon as she goes out side but that last thirty seconds and then barks again when she wants to come in. Dogs bark for reasons out of the control of the owner same way we talk to each other, it’s called communication. People need to be more tolerent and learn to live together in harmony if you are easly annoyed by a barking dog maybe you should go move to the mountains and become a hermitt maybe then you can have peace and solitude. Or maybe you should go see the shrink to get some pills for your anger issues. Plus you people that complain the most of little noises are the ones with the kids in school distracting my kids from getting thier education.”People that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”.

    • Rooba Dooba

      Ed, you have the mind of a child. How long could you continue to function with sleep deprivation? Poisoning the dog is the ONLY reasonable solution. Once you get out of grade school, you will understand.Ro

    • ricardo maxwell

      ed you are just as stupid as mike here. Of course the problem isn’t 30 seconds of barking you idiot! Incessant barking of a dog is not natural OR normal but a sign of a problem, a problem with the owner and his care for the animal. And your comparison to noisy children leads me to conclude that YOU are the dangerous one here and probably need some psychiatric help or even incarceration.

    • Jimminy Cricket

      By the same logic, electric guitars are deisgned to be plugged into an amplifier and played at a relatively loud volume. If your neighbor played the same note on his guitar all night and kept you awake, you’d want to smash the guitar and amp into bits after a few days. Same logic applies to the dogs, man…

    • twistedsis

      you make an excellent point!

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