I have neighbors on 3 different sides of my house with dogs that bark incessantly. Then another house 1 over across the street with 2 dogs, and he has decided the leash law is not a concern, so these 2 large dogs are constantly running around the neighborhood, provoking other owners to let their dogs out as well. This in turn causes every dog in the neighborhood to constantly bark. It's usually a pack of dogs roaming and barking all day long, sometimes into the night. I cannot let my 15 year old out as he cannot defend himself and would hurt himself trying. He falls down the stairs when he sees them in the yard.
We called animal control, and they refuse to come unless someone is in "imminent" danger. We said we were, and they said someone might come out in the next day sometime. In other words, too bad for us. My other neighbor called the police one day while the pack were in our yard, and they came out and gave us a hard time for having called them, even harassing my husband for no reason (we didn't even call and the dogs were in our yard!). These dogs are scary, and some of the other neighbor's dogs are pit bulls. The owners are a**holes and just don't care no matter how many times people ask them (or threaten) to do something about it. We are tempted to run them over, since they are always on the road, but I know it is not the dogs fault and I could never do it.
I'm open to suggestions that don't involve hurting these dogs. I don't get how people in this world can be so irresponsible, rude and uncaring of their neighbors.