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Rescue kennel in Lockeford appealed

Neighbors complain that dogs' barking keeps them awake

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Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 am

A Lockeford-area couple has appealed approval of a dog rescue kennel that temporarily houses dogs at risk of being euthanized.

The kennel, called The Dog Spot Rescue, had operated on Atkins Road for more than two years without proper county permits, according to county planners.

On Jan. 2, the county Planning Commission approved a use permit for Bill and Kate Montgomery to operate the kennel on Atkins Road, between Highway 88 and Brandt Road.

But Paul and Tracy Matheson, who say they live 200 feet from the Montgomery property, have appealed the Planning Commission's approval to the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors. The hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. in downtown Stockton.

The Mathesons say that dogs from the kennel bark at all hours of the day and night, making it hard for them to sleep.

The Mathesons are seeking an injunction forcing the Montgomerys to cease operating their kennel off Atkins Road.

The Mathesons are also trying to get relief through the court process. They have filed a lawsuit against the Montgomerys, seeking an injunction to force the dog kennel to cease operation.

The hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the board chambers, 44 N. San Joaquin St. at Weber Avenue, sixth floor, Stockton.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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  • Robert Jacobs posted at 3:54 pm on Sat, Mar 9, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    I don't blame the one damn bit! Who the heck wants to hear worthless dogs barking and whining all day and especially at night!

    The people who are running that kennel don't give two SH*** about the noise those dogs are making, they aren't sleeping there at night...

  • Tracy Matheson posted at 9:21 am on Fri, Mar 8, 2013.

    TM Matheson Posts: 7

    Yes make that " less than " 200 feet from the planning department themselves have told me when I went to visit. We live a mile off the road for peace and quiet and that is all we wish for, the kennel is a great thing just not this close to our home that we hear the dogs through our own walls in our bedroom. That is a bit too much.



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