#Neighborhood Living
Zelma Fields Homeowners Association
United States of America

The Martins at 8116 La Fon Avenue, Zelma Fields Subdivision, in Louisville KY are breeding and selling dogs in their residence basement, garage, and privacy-fenced backyard. On multiple occasions, there have been as many as 6 adult dogs and 10-15 puppies in the backyard of this residence.

The backyard is less than ¼-acre lot, which is adverse to the new Louisville Animal Control ordinance restricting a homeowner to have a minimum of ½ acre of property for 3 dogs. This “business” results in unacceptable noise levels and sanitation concerns.

The noise problem has been addressed to the owners by the neighbors with no correction. The situation was also reported to Louisville Animal Control. When Animal Control responded, the dogs were put in the basement before responding to the door. The privacy fence hides the “business” from the street, but not from the neighbors in the adjoining backyards.

Owners of the adjoining properties in the subdivision must deal with noise, odor, and feces run-off from the dog-yard onto our adjoining properties. Clean up has been observed using a water hose with a spray nozzle to breakdown the dog feces in the yard and driveway. The run-off drains onto the adjoining properties. When the dogs are kept in the basement of the home, is cleanup of the dog breeding area washed into the city sewage and drainage system?

We, the undersigned, call on the Zelma Fields Homeowners Association and Louisville Animal Control to address and correct the following issues:

Investigate and enforce the Louisville Animal Control Ordinance regarding the number of dogs allowed within a residential subdivision.

Stop the “business" of breeding dogs in the subdivision.

Investigate the sanitation and health concerns resulting from the dog breeding business being conducted within the subdivision.

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The Stop Dog Breeding in our Subdivision petition to Zelma Fields Homeowners Association was written by Sherida G Butler and is in the category Neighborhood Living at GoPetition.