For a second time this week, I returned home to find someone out with their dog on a leash – doing its business in the middle of my lawn. I am not talking about the curb area. I am talking about right in the middle of the lawn which is part of my private property.
Last week, it was my driveway – a man was standing there, 8 feet INTO my driveway, with his black and white dog doing a poo in the hedge. Sure, both parties picked up after their pets. But my lawn and driveway are PRIVATE PROPERTY. I don’t randomly find myself standing in the middle of my neighbors’ driveways or lawns, and by the same token, don’t expect to find others (especially with defecating pets) on mine.
The second party this past week to soil my lawn asked “What does it matter if I pick it up?” Well, 1) it’s my property 2) obvious hygiene reasons and my having kids and their friends who play on the lawn 3) it’s my property 4) it’s against town laws 5) did I mention it’s my property? and 6) you won’t find any critter of mine defecating on your lawn.
Please take a look at the town’s regulations on this below (http://ecode360.com/7185544). And be warned: I will have my cameras ready for the next incursions.
What do you say readers? Have you encountered anything similar and how would you handle?