Arlington home owner faces backlash for using ‘spike mats’ to preserve pets out of yard

Arlington home owner faces backlash for applying ‘spike mats’ to hold animals out of lawn…

Pet owners are at odds with a homeowner in Arlington who’s taken matters into his very own palms in buy to end canines from working with his garden as a bathroom.

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The residence is on the corner of Critical Blvd. and N. Adams St. The home-owner, Eric Wang says his garden has come to be a well-known place for dogs to go to the bathroom and as a end result, it’s killing his bushes.

“I experienced the landscaping accomplished last summertime and then in the fall I recognized that the shrubs all-around the corner of my property began declining,” Wang claimed. “I tried out other measures. I attempted a merchandise identified as critter ritter which is a non-toxic odorous animal repellent that did not get the job done at all. I tried using putting up indicators inquiring homeowners not to enable their puppies urinate on the shrubs. It was not pretty powerful.” 

Wang reported ahead of buying the merchandise he investigated it to make certain it was harmless and observed that other pet house owners use it as well.

“The puppies passing by appear to be to just know not to phase on this. It does not puncture and for animals, I assume it just triggers a minor irritation,” he reported.

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He put in what he said is referred to as, scat mats previous week. No just one has confronted him in individual but hundreds of men and women have commented on a write-up on the Upcoming Door Application warning pet dog owners.

Many of the posts however, assault Wang personally.

A person commenter wrote, “He is not alienating, this is sociopathic conduct.” An additional individual posted, “Maybe he’s just angry since he acquired an hideous household.”

“Individuals started off piling on and just contacting me all types of terrible names. Some men and women claimed I need to be claimed to the police and that I ought to be noted to the animal welfare league and that I really should be claimed to the county code enforcement and I was in fact,” he said.

Quite a few individuals in the community declined to remark on digital camera indicating it is come to be way too controversial of a matter among neighbors.

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One particular dog walker tells FOX 5 he understands the two sides.

“If something, I just wish that they’d locate a diverse choice. Just place up a tender fence or anything like that,” Carson Inexperienced said. “No one desires to be out for a relaxed stroll and then have to be concerned about heading to the vet for number of hrs,” he additional.

The spikes are plastic and do lead to soreness when strain is applied.

Animal Handle tells FOX 5 they haven’t received any experiences of animals having injured close to the residence and included Wang is not in violation of any code guidelines.