Niskayuna animal hospital's neighbors say barking dogs are noisy annoyance

September 25, 2018 05:29 PM

NISKAYUNA - Heavy turnout was expected Tuesday at a public hearing in Niskayuna as town board members considered a revised law that would help impose fines on people with dogs that bark too much.

Officials say it's a problem all around Niskayuna, but the owner of Aqueduct Animal Hospital and Kennels, Matthew Pike, says it would affect him most of all.

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The Balltown Road Hospital has been around for 60 years and some neighbors have recently started to cry foul over the loud barking.

However, as written - the law would be nearly impossible to enforce - and could create a financial burden for the business.

Supervisor Yasmine Syed has acknowledged there are problems with the proposed changes and is eager to hear from the community. The hearing was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at town hall.


WNYT Staff

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