October 20, 2021

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Arlington homeowner faces backlash for working with ‘spike mats’ to retain animals out of lawn

Pet homeowners are at odds with a home-owner in Arlington who’s taken matters into his personal palms in purchase to halt puppies from working with his property as a lavatory.

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The property is on the corner of Key Blvd. and N. Adams St. The homeowner, Eric Wang says his property has grow to be a common spot for dogs to go to the toilet and as a consequence, it is killing his bushes.

“I had the landscaping completed final summer season and then in the slide I discovered that the shrubs around the corner of my residence commenced declining,” Wang said. “I tried other actions. I experimented with a products named critter ritter which is a non-poisonous odorous animal repellent that did not get the job done at all. I tried out putting up signals asking entrepreneurs not to permit their canines urinate on the shrubs. It wasn’t very successful.” 

Wang reported ahead of buying the product he researched it to make confident it was protected and located that other pet entrepreneurs use it as very well.

“The puppies passing by appear to be to just know not to step on this. It does not puncture and for animals, I consider it just causes a minimal discomfort,” he stated.

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He set up what he explained is known as, scat mats very last week. No one particular has confronted him in person but hundreds of men and women have commented on a article on the Future Doorway App warning pet dog proprietors.

Several of the posts having said that, assault Wang individually.

A single commenter wrote, “He is not alienating, this is sociopathic habits.” A further person posted, “Probably he’s just angry simply because he purchased an unappealing house.”

“Persons started piling on and just contacting me all kinds of terrible names. Some individuals said I should really be described to the police and that I need to be described to the animal welfare league and that I really should be described to the county code enforcement and I was actually,” he said.

Many men and women in the community declined to remark on digital camera stating it is turn out to be too controversial of a matter amongst neighbors.

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A single doggy walker tells FOX 5 he understands both sides.

“If everything, I just want that they’d find a various alternate. Just set up a comfortable fence or one thing like that,” Carson Environmentally friendly said. “No one wishes to be out for a informal stroll and then have to fear about heading to the vet for several hours,” he included.

The spikes are plastic and do lead to irritation when tension is applied.

Animal Regulate tells FOX 5 they haven’t gained any stories of animals finding wounded near the residence and extra Wang is not in violation of any code guidelines.