HANAHAN, S.C. (WCSC) - A barking dog can be annoying if you’re trying to sleep or enjoy a peaceful day at home. However some people in Hanahan are dealing with multiple dogs barking for more than 24 hours straight.
People who live near Dominion Drive say this has been an issue for more than a decade. The city uses a holding shelter for stray dogs a short distance from their homes.
A woman who lives in Dominion Village says the barking has lasted as long as 48 hours.
“I think you can imagine when you’re listening to constant barking it can be hard to go outside," she said. "A lot of our neighbors their bedrooms are in the back of their houses. My son’s room is in the back of our house and he has to listen to music to go to bed at night. So absolutely it affects our lives.”
The city uses the public works facility on Steward Street as a convenient location for owners to pick up lost pets instead of taking them to the official shelter in Berkeley County.
It’s a temporary shelter, but City officials say some of the dogs that come through are dealing with separation anxiety.
The city administrator says they’ve considered a fostering program but it wasn’t a good fit. Right now they don’t have another facility to place the dogs.
Hanahan city officials say they empathize with these residents and they are working to find a solution that is within their budget and resources.