I live in Los Angeles County. I have a neighbor who constantly let her dog run free at the backyard for about nearly an hour everyday in the car parking area which is shared by the other three tenants. Whenever someone walks in there, it always chase and bark at whoever walk in there. But it had not bitten anyone so far.
We tried to talk to its owner through our landlord for about six times already to keep it on leash or to keep it inside. She complied but only for a day or two and then it goes back to normal after that. That is she let her dog run free again. So I will have to deal this on my own in case it may bite me or my other neighbors. What can we do on this?? Can we call 911 on this?? Are there also ways in which I can report this anonymously? I have video recordings of that dog running free without a leash though.
Only communicate with the landlord in writing. I would hire an attorney to send a cease and desist letter to the neighbor. Also to send the landlord a demand letter stating that you have communicated this issue before, how it is effecting you, and a copy of the cease and desist letter to the neighbor. That may get things moving.
You might also consider contacting City of Los Angeles Animal Control, if you consider the dog dangerous.
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