If you don't feel comfortable talking directly to your neighbor – or he or she is ignoring your requests – feel free to ask the Town to intervene. Our animal control officer can contact your neighbor, make him or her aware of our barking dog ordinance and make suggestions on methods the dog owner can use to help correct the issue. If this does not help the situation, call 911. An officer can be dispatched to witness and document in the computer system when the events happen. Dog owners can be issued citations for nuisance violations. In addition, the police department can serve a nuisance abatement order in the event of repeated, verified issues which can lead to the dog being impounded.