I rent a house in a row of houses which have a shared pathway along the back of them. Imagine, a row of semi detached houses (with shared access side pathways along the non-detached sides), then the long shared access pathway, running along the back of the houses, then the gardens.
A few weeks ago, I was coming back from somewhere late at night and I saw a bulldog/pug type dog in the shared access side path. I was astonished. Why would a dog be out at 10pm or so?!
Yesterday, I went out to the back garden for the first time in weeks, and along my section of the shared back path, were 2/3 dog shits, at varying stages of freshness.
Ten mins ago I noticed my neighbour's security light come on and I looked out the window wondering what had set it off. Bugger me, there's the dog again, and it starts barking at me, through the door! At 23:15!!
AIBU to wonder who the hell lets their dogs out at this time??
I'd report them to the dog warden at the council. Ours takes details of where the shitting is happening and the approximate time of day then attempts to catch people in the act. He caught someone from the street next to ours who was letting his dog shit on our street at around 10/11pm most nights.
The dog wasn't being walked, he's got no one with him and no collar. The path at the back of our homes isn't a public right of way, it's just a weird shared path for this row of homes and is blocked in at either side by fences at the first and last house in the row.
Love the idea of reporting to the dog warden, thank you.
Pick up the dog, take it home and report it to the council as "Lost". Let them know you've witnessed it outside your place crapping everywhere for days, and you are worried about the poor thing being all alone in the cold, late at night by itself. The owner will at the very least have to collect it from the pound.
We had a neighbour down a terrace street letting their dogs shit down a private back alley. Their house was the only one without a fence as they parked their car in the back yard. One of the other neighbours used to shovel the shit back into their yard and eventually onto their car until they finally started cleaning it up. Was heaven when they moved