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What about my rights?

A dog’s job is not to bark when they hear “things” around the owner’s property. If a dog barks as randomly as this, it is an annoyance. The owner will assume that Rover is merely making a commotion over someone walking by on the road. You know, your neighbor from down the street who would like to take a relaxing stroll but gets assaulted by a barrage of dogs all the way down the road?

How do you discern between a neighbor, a deer or a burglar with dogs such as these? I am glad to see that the Grass Valley Police Department and Animal Control are so willing to take action against delinquent dog owners. Maybe someday I will get my rights back. My right to a quiet neighborhood and a good night’s sleep. My right to own a well-trained dog, and not get viewed as a “criminal” because of prejudices born of the masses and their unmanageable curs.

Jeff Stoops



Grass Valley


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