I’ve not had any sleep for about two weeks now so I need to get this off my chest before I kill someone…
A while ago I posted about a disturbing neighbour who despite being an alleged doctor keeps dogs in cages without releasing them for weeks or more at an end, often going a week or more without attending to them at all. Just as I was about to collect evidence of the 20-odd dogs he had in a single cage they all disappeared, having been sold as ‘snake hunting dogs’ from what I found from a little snooping.
I kind of forgot about him until we had a dog in the community barking constantly (and I mean frigging constantly) from 9-10pm until 6-7am and sporadically throughout the day. After a few nights of this I went out to find out if it was a stray that could be persuaded to bugger off with a water hose (apologies to animal lovers, but I’ve already adopted half of the stray dogs in the area and my good nature declines proportionally to the amount of sleep I’m getting). Lo and behold, it’s in a 3’ x 4’ cage outside Mr. Doctor’s house, barking furiously and looking ready to bite anyone within reach.
If I contact the authorities about this is anything likely to be done or will I just be wasting time and making enemies? Is he breaking any laws as far as the law is actually interpreted? I’ve knocked on his door solidly for four days and he’s never there - presumably the cause of the poor dog’s barking. Two days ago we’d had a 48 hour stretch with absolutely no peace or sleep and I ended up going round to his house with a baseball bat. That was a pretty stupid thing to do and I’m glad that he wasn’t in, but anyone who knows me will see just how desperate I’m getting for a good night’s sleep. I don’t know whether to maybe let it out but I’m worried that it’ll go on a rampage and someone will get hurt (especially if that someone is me).