There have been legitimate concerns raised by certain residents about dangerous dogs that reside within Sandyport. Whilst the Restrictive Covenants stipulate the weight limit of dogs to those under 50lbs, the Board determined that this should be aggressively enforced where animals are considered dangerous, such as Pit Bull Terriers. The relevant Restrictive Covenant reads as follows:
No swine cows horses poultry or objectionable animals or creatures shall be kept raised or maintained PROVIDED ALWAYS that a single dog weighing less than fifty (50) pounds when adult and a single cat shall not be deemed to be objectionable animals and providing nevertheless that they do not constitute a nuisance that they are normally kept inside the house and that they are not bred regularly.
To that end the Association has encouraged the co-operation of owners with dangerous dogs to arrange for their removal and if that has not been forthcoming, legal action has been instigated against the owners.
It is unfortunate that the Association must resort to legal action to promote the safety of the wider community however we would like residents to be aware that it is doing all within it’s power to arrange for the removal of such dangerous animals.
*** UPDATE – Nov 18, 2011 ***
An incident has been reported to the police and the matter is being handled by them. The police have advised that any owner should report any incidents of this nature directly to them and not to the Association so they can then treat as a criminal matter.