Animal control agency ignores dog bites
Editor: Recently. members of my family have been subjected to bites from their landlord’s dog.
They rent the basement suite and, in accordance with their rental agreement, have use of the laundry facilities two days a week. However when they are doing their laundry, the landlord’s dog is not restricted from that area and has bitten them on four separate occasions.
There is a gate to keep the dog away from that area on the days provided in their rental agreement, but the landlord doesn’t put it up. This makes this common area in question unsafe from their biting dog.
According to LAPS, because this a private home, it is just fine for this dog to bite them because the dog belongs to the landlord. If this is how animal control works, I believe it needs a serious overhaul.
According to the tenancy act, this is a part of their common area on those days and should not have restrictions.
According to LAPS, it is private property of the landlord and is a civil matter, and they will not get involved in controlling this biting dog. I personally wonder what my taxes are paying them to do?