It is also not uncommon in Peru, however sad, that if a dog barks and the owner just lets it, the neighbors will poison it.
There was a case here in San Borja where a neighbor did not care for her dogs and let them bark day and night, making everyone uncomfortable, but in traditional fashion, no one said anything.
Sadly, the night watchman got tired of not being able to sleep (on the job) and actually hung the dogs with a rope. He was caught and there were protests.
I clearly and without hesitation do NOT blame the dog owner for what happened, it was the actions of a sick criminal who should be, and is, in jail.
However, It is not that way in my block. I had 3 neighbors who would let their dogs bark day and night for hours at a time, often waking me or keeping me awake.
I spoke to them, offered them the names of good trainers and explained to them that I loved dogs, agreed they have the right to dogs, but also had an obligation to let the neighbors live in peace. That dogs should protect a house in case of intruder, but not bark constantly.
2 of the neighbors were very kind and worked to train their dogs or keep them in more often. The third told me to F off. Since I am a great dog lover, I tried a few more times with that neighbor, getting 2 other neighbors to voice their concerns as well, but he would not budge. In the end, I had not choice but to file a noise complaint with the local police and municipality and called the police 14 times in 3 months until the fines forced the owner to give his dogs to someone who lived in the country. The dogs are happy, the owner hates me, but you know...I can sleep at night.