Council threatened couple with an ASBO after they mistook their RABBIT for a barking dog


Barks Bunny! Lincolnshire council threatened to slap couple with an ASBO after they mistook their RABBIT for a nuisance dog which ‘barks fairly excessively’ in letter mix-up

  • A Lincolnshire couple have been probably dealing with authorized motion for his or her noisy dog
  • Martin and Yvonne Vickers have been shocked on the information as they solely personal a rabbit
  • Rabbit Joey was accused of barking at horse riders who went previous their backyard

Barking council chiefs threatened a pair with authorized motion after mistaking their pet rabbit for an aggressive dog.

Martin and Yvonne Vickers have been shocked after they obtained a letter from East Lindsey District Council complaining about their noisy pet.

Officers even stated horse riders’ lives have been being put in danger attributable to ‘extreme barking’ coming from their rural residence – which may potential have riders thrown of their horse.

The couple – who solely personal a rescue rabbit referred to as Joey – have been instructed they might be slapped with an anti-social behaviour order in the event that they failed to manage their pet.

Yvonne Vickers of Boston, Lincolnshire, (pictured together with her rabbit Joey) was very confused when after they obtained a letter from the council complaining about their dog for excessively barking

The East Lindsey District Council's letter accused Martin and Yvonne of having a dog who would bark at horse riders as they went past their garden (pictured)

The East Lindsey District Council’s letter accused Martin and Yvonne of getting a dog who would bark at horse riders as they went previous their backyard (pictured)

Environmental Safety Officer Sue Pailing wrote: ‘I’m writing to advise you that I’ve obtained a grievance concerning the behaviour of your dog.

‘I perceive your dog barks fairly excessively while within the backyard, particularly when horse riders go by your fence.

‘That is clearly a priority as this might trigger a horse to bolt and presumably throw its rider.’

Martin and Yvonne took in seven-year-old Joey after a earlier neighbour was unable to look after him anymore.

The white mini lop now lives indoors on the couple’s bungalow in Friskney village in Lincolnshire.

Store employee Martin, 57, stated: ‘I am unsure how they’ve mistaken Joey for a dog.

‘The one noise Joey makes is scratching when he needs to return out of his enclosure to have a run round indoors.

‘He would not go outdoors as he might be received by a fox.’

Rescue rabbit Joey, 7, is not even allowed outside into the garden over fears he may be killed by a predator, leading Yvonne to believe the letter was meant for someone else

Rescue rabbit Joey, 7, will not be even allowed outdoors into the backyard over fears he could also be killed by a predator, main Yvonne to consider the letter was meant for another person 

After receiving the warning letter final Thursday, the couple rang the council as much as clarify the mix-up.

Yvonne, 50, stated: ‘I stated we’ve solely received a white rabbit – and he is not aggressive in any respect.

‘Martin then spoke to Sue Paling on the council and he or she was very good about it – in reality we had a superb chortle.’

Mrs Paling stated: ‘Mr Vickers and I did have fairly a chuckle concerning the combine up and he was very understanding about it.

‘I did not need to rabbit on concerning the grievance and no additional barks have come from the rabbit in query since.’

Martin has since put a submit concerning the amusing mix-up to the Fb group ‘Friskney Neighborhood’ with a photograph of Joey – the place some members have jokingly requested ‘who framed Joey rabbit?’

One commented: ‘Nasty-looking dog you bought there’ – whereas one other joked: ‘You have clearly received a barking rabbit that is inflicting a nuisance.’

Martin added: ‘Most of our neighbours round right here appear to have dogs, so I believe it’s a case of mistaken id.’



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