So I'm at work yesterday and I get a call from my hubby . Since we moved here we've had some occasional problems with our neighbors dogs barking incessantly. Anyway, we decided for now we're just going to deal with it and if it continues we'll talk to the neighbors about it. I know we have beagles, but we do NOT let them bark/howl for hours on end. If they start getting worked up we bring them inside and we don't leave them out unattended. We've tried very hard to be considerate of others in the neighborhood, especially since our backyard makes kind of a square with three other neighbors' backyards. Anyway, Jason calls me at work and says we received a courtesy note from Animal Control stating that someone has called in a complaint about excessive barking. So Jason calls Animal Control to talk to them and they basically say someone has called in complaining about excessive barking late at night and we're not the only ones who got a notice. First of all... our dogs rarely go out later than about 8, because if they do, Daisy won't pee in the morning. And if for some reason they do bark, we immediately bring them in. Anyway, I'm just irritated that we've tried so hard to be considerate and are now getting in trouble for other people not doing the same with their dogs. And besides all that, I have no clue what Animal Control has to do with it?? When I first heard about the note I figured it would be from the neighborhood home owner's association, but it wasn't. Does anyone have any experience with this? The lady at animal control told Jason just to please be aware so the complaints don't continue. I wanted to call and make it very clear that it wasn't our dogs causing the problem (Jason said it to her anyway) but I figured it wouldn't do any good. GRRR!!