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So are you saying that the dog only got loose because someone else's dog was loose and came into your yard?What are you being charged for exactly?
But what is the actual charge? What is the name of the by-law and what does the ticket say?
When you are served the papers you will be told what to do if you want to plead not guilty.
You should plead not guilty and have your day in Court.
Your dog was not allowed to run at large but rather then other dog was running at large and came into your yard and caused the problems.
And while your dog did hurt the other dog not only was this not your fault but you paid for the vet bill.
So it would make sense for you to plead not guilty.
Second, I suggest you and perhaps the other young families ask for a meeting with your elected municipal counselor and tell them what is going on in terms of the harassment and bullying and the fact that the by-law officers are treating the new families unfairly and explain that you are seriously considered moving away.
I would expect that this meeting will end in the by-law officers no longer treating any of you unfairly though I don't see it making these hateful neighbours any nicer.
There are no laws about being bullies. But there are laws about lying to by-law officers.But it is not unlawful to be a disgusting person.