Many pet owners are not aware that their pet is causing a disturbance when they are not home. The Effingham County Sheriff's Office focuses on informing pet owners about their pet's behavior and educating them on the steps they can take to change that behavior.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office will address barking dog complaints only when an exact street address is provided.
Complaints are tracked by address. If complaints become excessive at an address, the pet owner or homeowner can face a fine.