Hi, my name is evansj! What can I do to get help from the council about 2 dogs in my building? — Scope | Disability forum
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Hi, my name is evansj! What can I do to get help from the council about 2 dogs in my building?

evansj Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Living in ground floor council flat, two dogs above separate flats one barking at every sound communual  entrance for four flats, attacking my cat when either let out through window(only way) or sitting in window, run up path when see her, causing a lot off stress and anxiety for me and pet, what can I do too get help from council .


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    If pets are allowed in the flats then there isn't much yiy can do though I get how annoying it can be 

    You could request a move due to the affect it is having on you but social housing flats are not easy to come by 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hello @evansj I'm sorry to hear about the distress to your cat, and to you, from other pets where you are living. Have you spoken with the dog owners about what you might do to help calm things down?

    Sometimes cat owners find that plug ins you can buy for stress and anxiety really help, is that something you've explored?

    As Jane suggests you may be able to request to move due to the impact on you, but this might be a challenge. In case of emergency housing, this is only offered on the basis that you feel unsafe, or need to leave for your own safety.

    Let us know if we can help with anything further :)

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,465 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @evansj :) 

    This sounds like a distressing situation, so I'm sorry it's something you and your cat have had to go through.

    Along with the advice above, I was wondering whether you might find the following pages helpful:
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