“In response to your complaint regarding an animal nuisance at (fill in the blanks), the department has issued a notice to the resident advising of the alleged noise and requesting that immediate steps be taken to abate this condition”
One year ago, our neighbors brought home a poodle. The dog is left outside for hours and continuously barks. We asked them to bring her inside, but the response was “go close your windows and turn on your TV.” So we wrote a letter to the city and now are waiting to write our second complaint.
It is one part of life in Los Angeles that makes the city uncivilized. There is noise from so many sources: leaf blowers, midnight LAPD helicopters, bass blaring car stereos, barking dogs, the constant freeway drone.
We don’t live in a metropolis where our police have the time or resources to just drop in and ask the neighbors to be neighborly. Instead, we must go through those bureaucratic steps to insure our mental sanity.
If anyone in Van Nuys or the east San Fernando Valley is bothered by a barking dog, please forward your complaints to:
East Valley Animal Care Center
13131 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91605
888-452-7381 Press 1-4-5