Neighbors on the leg! Destroyed pet owner fears that she will have to give up her dog because the stink of poo is so powerful that the local population has waged war
- Neighbors have complained about shit tanks so they can’t open windows
- The owner of the pet has three dogs, but has not requested permission from the municipality
- She claimed that the poop was cleaned up regularly and the dogs were kept inside
The stifling smell of poo and endless barking has left neighbors in a heated feud with a woman who is afraid she will have to give up one of her three older dogs.
The pet owners moved to her South Lake department, in the southern suburbs of Perth, with her three older dogs, two shih tzus and a blue heeler in 2018 before neighbors started complaining.
They told the town of Cockburn that the dog shit attracted mice and rats to the area and the smell kept them awake at night, according to WA today.
The pet owner moved to her unit in South Lake, in the southern suburbs of Perth, with her three older dogs, two shih tzus and a blue heeler in 2018 before the neighbors started complaining (stock image)
“The smell of dog poo is so bad that I can’t open my bedroom windows,” a neighbor said.
According to the rules of the municipality, pet owners may not be in the house for more than three months without asking permission.
The city of Cockburn will decide on Thursday if one of the dogs will be removed.
The pet’s owner, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she requested approval in 2019.
But in a report, council officials advise against approval, fearing the backlash of other neighbors.
“There is a significant level of potential reputation risk for the council that is associated with this item,” the report said.
The pet owner said she was confused by the claims and claimed that her dogs were usually kept indoors, with the poop being cleaned up regularly and kept in a special container.
But it wasn’t good enough for a neighbor who said she was considering moving after they had been in their possession for more than ten years.
“I had to call the forester because of the barking and I can’t walk along the side of my house because the dogs start barking,” she said.
If the decision is made to remove the dog, the owner of the pet has 28 days to find an alternative, otherwise it will be confiscated.
The pet owner said she was confused by the claims and said her dogs were usually kept indoors, with the poop being regularly cleaned up and kept in a special container (stock image)