A pet owner has been given an ASBO to stop the excessive noise – from her 100 DOGS.
Diana Curtis, 52, received complaints about the constant barking from neighbours living more than a mile away.
She kept dozens of hounds on her land, including many different species, which howled and barked day and night, residents claimed.
Ms Curtis pleaded guilty to noise abatement at North Devon Magistrates Court in May and was given an ASBO and fined £2,000.
She was also ordered to remove the dogs, but police officers and animal welfare workers have now been forced to take them away after she failed to do so.
Police have now overseen the removal of all but six of the animals from her home in Winswell near Torrington in Devon.
Ms Curtis said she has been left ”devastated” and that the noise made by the dogs was exaggerated by neighbours.
She said: ”They are destroying my life by taking my dogs away. People can’t understand why I would want so many dogs but that is up to me – I feed and look after them and they stay on my property.
”The dogs are well behaved and never aggressive and they don’t make as much noise as has been said. I’m devastated.”
Ms Curtis was ordered to get rid of the dogs herself but when she did not comply police were told to remove the animals from the premises.
She said: ”I’ve had these dogs since they were puppies and now most of them are 12 -14 years old.
”I have lived here for 22 years and didn’t have any complaints until a couple of years ago.
”They have been taking my dogs away in batches and I’ve heard that most of them have been put down – the others must be terrified.
”I don’t have much money but I don’t want to live the high life, all I want is my dogs.”
Inspector Andy Lilburn of Devon & Cornwall Police added: ”They are healthy, well-cared for, fed and watered.
”They’ve had limited human contact but they certainly respond to her and she knows them all by name. There is no suggestion of cruelty here whatsoever.”
Ms Curtis is now banned form keeping more than six dogs but she can appeal the decision to remove her dogs if she can raise a further £2,000.
She said: ”I’m going to try and appeal, but most of the dogs will have been destroyed by the time I raise the money.”