Dear Fellow Indian Mountaineers:
As more folks move into the area, the full-timers report
that they see more and more dogs running loose and dogs barking all the
time, sometimes late into the night. They sometimes can't sleep with
their windows open in the summer if they want a good night's sleep.
These owners report that it is really difficult, but
not impossible, to get Park County Animal Control (719-836-4380) to take
action. Sometimes simply talking to the owner of the unmanaged
pets will get the problem taken care of. Sometimes it takes a formal
complaint to the animal control officer in Fairplay to get action.
To confront another neighbor about their behavior is
tricky business. One never knows how the owner will react. That is why
the animal control officer may be the best route to take if you and a
neighbor have not established friendly relations.
Some of our owners need to reconsider how many animals
it is realistic to house in Indian Mountain. And they need to put themselves
in the moccasins of their neighbors and ask if they can do more to control
their animals and reduce their impact on those neighbors.
Let's keep it friendly out their folks, but lets keep those dogs under
Thank you kindly.
IMPOA Board of Directors