Letter: Take action against negligent pet owners
Spring, summer, and fall are beautiful times in De Soto. I enjoy leaving my windows open when the temp is nice and mild. However, the number of dogs that are permanently outside in this town is terrible.
There are two dogs behind my house, one to the left and one to the right, that never go indoors (what’s the point of owning them), are occasionally checked up on by their owners, and bark constantly. I can't have my windows open without hearing the constant barrage of barking dogs (sometimes at 5 a.m.).
De Soto’s city code reads: “It is unlawful for anyone to allow dogs to howl or bark to be a disturbance of the peace.”
There are many other codes about pet ownership at www.desotoks.us that are not being abided by. Last year I sent a complaint form to the city and basically nothing happened because it was just me. I suggest everyone who is sick of these uncared for animals causing a disturbance to go to desotoks.us/Pages/forms.htm and download a complaint form.
Hopefully with enough people we can force the city to make people be responsible pet owners.
Jayson E Massey