City leaders in Akron, Ohio, are proposing jail time for pet owners who let their dogs bark too much. Councilman Russ Neal offered a recommendation to increase fines and add as much as a month of jail time for the offense.
… Neal said, “For those residents who are held hostage by dog owners who let them bark and bark and bark, I’d like to send a message that we’re serious about this.”
… Some pet owners don’t like the idea. One said, “I think it’s crazy. I think dogs are meant to bark. That’s their natural instinct. That’s what they do. So, to be fined or have to go to jail because my dog is doing what it’s bred and made to do is crazy to me.”