Among the email I received this week was this complaint about the neighbors' dogs:
My wife and I live in the Eastland Shores subdivision. We're certainly dog lovers, but there are some owners in the neighborhood who let their dogs run free. Most of them are aggressive, enter other properties and bark viciously at just about anybody. They dig up our flower beds, crap all over the yard and in at least one case tore up some plants. The neighbors cannot go to their mailbox or walk their dogs because of the aggressiveness of these animals. Please counsel us on what actions we can legally take. Are there leash laws in Lincoln? Sorry for the nature of this complaint... This is anything but high crime, but we're fed up. Thanks in advance for your response.
Eastland Shores? I thought I was reasonably good at Lincoln geography, but this one had me stumped. We’re a little short on subdivisions with “shores” around here. A little research on maps.live.com, however, revealed that the couple is in Lincoln, Alabama. Needless to say, they were a little embarrassed. Nice neighborhood—except for the dogs, that is.