Dogs’ excessive barking causing rift among neighbours

FREQUENT barking noise and smell of dog excrement are causing discomfort among some residents in Taman Lestari Perdana in Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan.

The residents said there were several dogs being kept at one house in the area.

A resident, Lee Yun Ming, said a neighbour had about 10 dogs that barked in the wee hours.

“I have lodged several complaints to Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) since March last year, but the problem still persists.

“I hope the council can inspect the premises thoroughly because this problem has been going on for years,” he said.

A resident, known only as Mazni, said that while she had no issues with people keeping pets, the council should check if breeding was taking place at the house.

The owner of the dogs, who declined to be named, told StarMetro that MBSJ officers had inspected his house several times.

“I only have four dogs and I have permit for all of them.

“I do some boarding for dogs and train one or two only.

“But this is only on a temporary basis for between two to four weeks,” he said.

MBSJ Corporate and Strategic Management deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said the council received 17 complaints on the matter.

Investigations found that the premises was used as a shelter and that its owner was issued a compound under the Dog Licensing and Dog Breeding House (MPSJ) 2007 By-law with two warnings.

“A meeting was also arranged between MBSJ and the owner to discuss the matter and find a solution.

“The owner had since obtained valid dog licences and only keeps a permissible number of dogs,” said Azfarizal.

He added that inspections by council officers did not find any problems regarding smell at the premises.

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