Ok, so our neighbors next door are total assholes. Let me tell you a little about who they are so you can understand. There's actually 2 families that live next door in this apartment. The first couple weren't a problem when they moved in almost 2 years ago, but just this spring they started acting up. The husband blasts his car stereo throughout the day, and it's pretty loud, so loud that if I'm on the computer or trying to play a video game in the back room the picture frames and shit vibrate from the bass. This was around March this year. Around April my dad got tired of it (and so did everyone else) so, he went outside and asked him to turn it down, he did. A week or 2 later my dad walked over there and was gonna tell the guy off but he came back saying "Oh he's just out there with his friend and his kid having fun drinking a beer." They talked for like 10 minutes and my dad was happy it was resolved peacefully. By June this guy was still blasting music, sometimes at 2am and then they got a Golden Lab dog. Besides bringing the dog outside at 8am it would bark its head off waking me up during my summer vacation. The dog would also be out there late at night, past 11pm. My dad got pissed off and in early/mid July started screaming as the guy at 2am cuz his music was blasting- haven't heard any loud music since. Now Onto the Dogs The Golden lab the guy has barks a lot, anywhere from 8am - 2am. We've called the cops on them twice (and I myself called once making it 3 times) to complain about both the music and the dog barking non stop. The man finally started to keep the dog inside which was nice because on the hot summer days the dog would knock it's water bowl over to play with it and have nuttin to drink the entire day. I couldn't keep track of the peoples schedules cuz if I could I'd walk over and give it fresh water but everytime I wanted to the wife or husband would be home. A few times I saw the mans 4 or 5 year old son run at the dog as if he was going to hit it with a rake and the dog would cower in fear or bark angrily at him- the husband did nothing. The Other Families Dog The other family upstairs in the apartment recently bought a baby pitbull- quite cute. It's not like the short stocky ones it's kinda slim and looks like the dog from that kids movie where the dog gets hit by a porcupine (home run bound dogs or something- i dunno). Anyway, these people keep this baby dog chained up to a tree and gave it this piece of shit dog house that has like fishnet siding on it so rain and wind get in. Today was the mark of Hurricane Hanna, I live in New Jersey and we got hit with some high winds and rain- just a harsh storm. I heard the baby dog howling an hour before the storm and did NOT witness the dog taken indoors. Around 8pm the rain stopped. At 12am I heard the dog howling again. This dog is being neglected as well and I think the owners kept the dog outside during the storm. My Solution This is too fucked up. Seriously and I'm not kidding. Both of these dogs deserve better. I'm considering taking both dogs away when the owners aren't home and giving to my friends whom I KNOW would treat them better and would care for them like children. I've considered telling my local law enforcement but they'd only give them a slap on the wrist. The ASPCA sadly would be able to do something but the dogs could end up in a shelter or pound and end up being put down. I want to video tape the neglect so tomorrow my friend and I will discuss if his old video recorder will be good enough. Someone tell me that taking this dogs away to a better home is the right place. I know it is, and I know it's illegal but for the poor animals sake it's going to be me or the animal rights people who take these dogs away. I'm just a much quicker way to do so and I would know their better off being with my friends rather than assholes.