It is my guess that many residents of our lovely city have arrived here from rural settings, bringing along their dogs and their rural mind-set which allows leaving the animal outside to bark at any hour and for any length of time.
Folks need to know that one dog can poison an entire neighborhood, causing stress and anger among neighbors who find this problem difficult or impossible to fix.
Barking dogs do not belong in cities. It is time for our wonderful little city to take an interest in this single worst enemy to peace and quiet for its citizens. There needs to be quick recourse for disturbed neighbors and a heavy fine for offending dog owners.
Paul Nelson, Payson