Q: How can I get my neighbor to keep his dog off my property? I have young kids and a fear of big dogs. Or a law passed?
I live in Montgomery County in Kentucky outside city limits in a subdivision. There is nothing in the law that I can find for a leash law. It is having a large impact on my families life. I can't mow my lawn or let my kids go out front alone to play, get the mail or go to the ice cream truck. The dog has sat at my porch steps barking at my visitors. I've not been able to get my children from my van to my house because the dog will be in my front yard barking at me when we come home. I have contacted animal control, the landlord, the Judge in our area. My neighbor told animal control they would leash the dog but have not. Often I think their teens let the dog run loose. I don't want to wait for one of the kids to get hurt. Please help! Can you advise on how to maybe get a law passed to keep dogs leashed in a community area/ close proximity housing?
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