Here is her input:
Hello, Kristen posting here. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Here's a little back story. I have 2 neighbors who have filed citations for public nuisance/noise (misdemeanors) saying my dogs are constantly barking. After the first complaint, in addition to putting up privacy screen, I started taking the dog they complained about to daycare whenever I work, so she is never home alone. Immediatly after the charges for the first citation were dropped, they signed another one complaining about another dog who has special needs and is unable to walk normally. She is able to get in and out the dog door and toodle around the yard, but not able to really get out and about outside of the house. She is never let outside before 8am and comes in the house about 6:30 when I get home for the evening like she's done everyday for the past 5 years. I am in no way denying that my dogs bark.. they're dogs, but I know they do not bark the the extent my neighbors are saying. I have videos showing the dogs aren't barking at times the neighbors stated they were and have a camera recording daily that I monitor while at work. The neighbors have turned in snippets of video and audio of my dogs barking, but you can clearly hear other dogs barking with them, most likely when the mailman is delivering. The main reason I'm fighting, other that I know my dogs and know they are being picked on for no good reason, is that if found guilty, I will most likely lose my multiple animal permit which I had to petition my surrounding neighbors to get. Anyway..it's just the tip of the iceberg, but you get the picture
Kristen Barrington has been a lifesaver for animals, especially dogs, for many years. She loves dogs, has fostered for several rescues, including Great Pyrenees Rescue of Montana, which is how I met her. She took in Tessa, an elderly Landseer, that she loved and cared for giving Tessa possibly the only secure home that she ever had. She took in our Rooby, a starving puppy that had been found basically dumped in the woods.
I know that I've barely touched on the animals she has helped - and now her neighbors are harrassing her over her own beloved pets! Unfortunately the only alternative for Kristen is thru legal action, and she needs $1000 to hire an attorney to help her... so if I've figured GoFundMe's fees right, she will need to raise about $1100 to cover the fees.
PLEASE help raise this money so that Kristen can put an end to this harrassment.
- Kristin Hamister
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