Barking dogs cause noise nuisance in Cape Coral neighborhood

Posted at 11:09 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 06:51:39-05

From across the street you can hear the Shih Tzu's inside of a Cape Coral home barking; it's a sound the people living next door say won't let up.

"It's a yuup, yuup, yuup, yuup, yuup," said Dianne Beautz. "You can sit in the house and you can still hear it," she added.

Beautz doesn't have an issue with occasional barking, she has an adorable Dachshund named Schnitzel. However, she says three little Shih Tzu's living next door are cute to look at, but not hear. 

"The dogs have really been bad," said Beautz. She has called Cape Coral police about the barking dogs, and has also reached out to Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LDAS).

According to LDAS, a noise complaint was made about the dogs in March 2015. In order for them to send an officer to the home, the complainant must provide at least 15 minutes of video evidence of the dogs continuously barking, as well as sworn statement.

"Why should I go through all that trouble when I'm not the one who's at fault. It's not me that's barking," said Beautz.

Four In Your Corner asked the dog's owner the same question. She didn't want to reveal her identity; she was wearing a hospital gown and said she had just left the hospital.

"I've been very sick so I'm doing the best I can, you know, I love my dogs and I put a fence up for her."

She told Four In Your Corner she paid roughly $4,000 to put up a wire fence and she also purchased bark collars for her dogs.

"I've spent money trying to get these dogs quiet. Is there an alternative, give me one! Give me one and i'll do it."

Beautz believes there's only one alternative left.

"I'd like to see her be made to take care of her dogs and keep them quiet," said Beautz.