Dog fight: resident's lawsuit against League City slams canine recreation area near property

By John Suayan | Jun 12, 2018

GALVESTON – Timothy Harrington has filed a lawsuit against the City of League City over a dog recreation area adjacent to his property.

GALVESTON – Timothy Harrington has filed a lawsuit against the City of League City over a dog recreation area adjacent to his property.

Harrington explains in court papers filed on June 11 in the Galveston County 122nd District Court that League City installed the area without his permission.

According to the plaintiff, it is “abnormal and out of place in its surroundings.”

“When the dog recreation area is in use it causes loud barking from dogs, strong odors from dog feces that the adjacent apartment complex tenants fail to pick up and dispose, and dog feces and mud entering onto Plaintiff’s tract,” the suit says. “The noise, odors, and actual feces interfere with the plaintiff’s use and enjoyment of plaintiff’s tract.”

Harrington adds he has difficulty selling or renting the property

“The defendant’s inability to enforce its own ordinances created a hostile environment rendering the home impossible to sell in good conscience,” the original petition says.

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is representing himself.

Galveston County 122nd District Court Case No. 18-CV-0751

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