Court to Dog: Don't Bark at Night
Croatian mutt slapped with injunction
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 9, 2015 10:15 PM CST
Updated Feb 10, 2015 12:30 AM CST
Medo barks as his owner attempts to keep him quiet in Peroj, Croatia.   (Darko Bandic)
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(Newser) – Medo is in trouble for doing what all dogs do: barking. An exasperated neighbor in a northern Croatian village has won a temporary court order that says Medo must stop barking at night. If not, owner Anton Simunovic must pay a $3,160 fine. The 3-year-old mutt, now confined in a barn between 8pm and 8am instead of being allowed to roam, is the only dog in Croatia slapped with a no-barking injunction. More than 40,000 fans have joined a Facebook page supporting Medo since the case hit the headlines. Dog owners have sent hundreds of photos of their pets offering solidarity, and even some cats have joined the campaign. A court in the city of Pula still has to make a final ruling in the case.