Read a neighbour’s note threatening to kill a resident’s barking dog – causing him to fear for the lives of his children
- Queensland dad Patrick Chambers posted the letter
- Unknown local threated to kill his dog with poisoned treats
- Chambers fears his young children might pick up poison
A family is fearing for their safety after receiving a chilling letter from an anonymous neighbour threatening to kill their dog with poisoned treats if it continues to bark.
The father-of-three shared the letter to a community Facebook page on Tuesday and said it was the second time the person has threatened to harm his dog Pixel.
The anonymous neighbour claims the letter is Mr Chambers’ ‘final warning’ and will kill his dog by throwing poisonous treats over the fence if it doesn’t stop barking.
‘You have been warned previously about your annoying constantly barking dog,’ the anonymous neighbour wrote.
Bribie Island resident Peter Chambers received a letter from an anonymous neighbour threatening to kill his dog with poisonous treats if he did not stop it from barking (pictured)
‘This now is definitely your FINAL WARNING and I would strongly suggest to you to fix the problem once and for all (especially when the dog is left unattended).
‘Because if this problem continues I will have no problems at all by poisoning the dog with a tasty treat thrown over the fence.’
The angry local claims the dog is just as loud inside the house and adds the ‘end result will remain the same’ even if the family pet is locked inside the home.
‘I realise there are other annoying dogs close by, however yours remains the main ongoing offender,’ the neighbour wrote.
‘This is not a bluff! Fix this, or you will be to blame for the outcome.’
Mr Chambers sarcastically called the neighbour a ‘legend’ and explained he was taking the letter to the police as it threatened the safety of his dog and his children.
‘Our dog (Pixel) doesn’t deserve to be poisoned because she barks a little bit,’ Mr Chambers wrote.
‘Neither do our kids who pick up (and often put in their mouth) anything they can find in the yard.’
The worried dad said he understood barking dogs are a nuisance for some people but added there were nicer ways to deal with the issue – suggesting the neighbour opt for a friendly conversation instead of a threatening letter.
Mr Chambers explained he received a similar threat two years ago when he first moved to Bribie with Pixel and took the necessary steps to calm his pup down.
‘She’s honestly not that bad,’ Mr Chambers wrote.
‘This opinion has been reinforced by my interactions in the last 24 hours with every other neighbour in the block.’
Mr Chambers said he was taking the letter to police as it threatened the safety of his children and their family dog Pixel. He added Pixel’s barking was ‘not that bad’ and did not deserve to be poisoned (stock image)
He added that fellow residents told him Pixel was ‘hardly a nuisance’ and agreed that the author behind the ridiculous letter ‘must be a real piece of work’.
Mr Chambers said he was taking the letter to the police and urged the unknown local not to throw poison anywhere.
‘If you come onto my property, please smile – you’re on camera,’ Mr Chambers wrote.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Queensland Police, RSPCA and Moreton Bay Regional Council for comment.