To the Editor:
I recently just read an article you published about a woman who called code enforcement about her neighbor and about bees.
I just wanted to tell you about a similar situation I am having.
I live next door to an abandoned house on Poage Avenue (the house is owned by someone, though).
I have called code enforcement four times this month and left an email about the front and back grass being so high that it comes over the fence.
The problem with grass being this high is it attracts snakes, fleas and now a family of raccoons.
When I told code enforcement about the family of raccoons that are inhabiting the property, they told me it was an animal control issue.
I contacted animal control and they told me that I have to look in the yellow pages or Google pest control companies.
Animal control doesn’t trap and relocate these animals, the lady from animal control informed me.
So my question is what is animal control for?
They don’t do anything to help with the stray cat population or the dog population.
I thought animal control was supposed to take care of vicious animals, and last time I checked, raccoons were vicious.
I guess you can only call them vicious after they have attacked one of the neighborhood kids or one of the older adults who are always walking their dogs in the morning.
I think this is a travesty and that the city should look into redefining job descriptions for certain departments.
Sheila M. Goss