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UPDATE: Roosters removed from neighborhood

Posted at 5:53 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 21:42:28-05
UPDATE: A neighborhood is resting easy after letting us know about some pesky poultry neighbors, in this update to a story you asked us to investigate.
Just hours after our story, Tony Bowden (who first contacted us about this story) told us the roosters were gone. He says they showed up about three months ago, but disappeared last night.
"Thanks to Channel 13," he said. "It took me three months of working  on something, I think it took you guys three hours to take care of it; it was incredible."
We are not sure where they went, but their owner told us yesterday he planned to take them to his mother-in-law's.
A spokesman for Clark County said they sent code enforcement out there Tuesday and the owner told them he got rid of all the roosters.
A Clark County man said he has barely slept in the last three months since one of his neighbors got roosters.
Tony Bowden said the roosters are crowing day and night and he thinks it is unfair to the rest of the neighborhood.

The man behind this video called us after he says the county wouldn't help him. His neighbor's roosters are causing him a big headache.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmmnG7O4FWA

Posted by Stephanie Zepelin on Monday, March 7, 2016

"Here it is almost three months down the road and I can't even remember the last time I slept really good," said Bowden.
He is not the only one who is angry.
Several other neighbors told Action News they feel the same way and have also been struggling to get a good night's sleep.
"All I know is I can't find a way to sleep at my own house, day or night," Bowden said.
Bowden told 13 Action News he called animal control, planning and zoning, and the police, but all he got was a notice to go to mediation with the neighbor.
"I don't understand why I have to take a day off work and go to court for a mediation over something that the authorities should handle," Bowden said.
13 Action News called Clark County to get answers.
Spokesman Dan Kulin said they sent code enforcement officers out to the home, but did not see or hear any roosters and were not able to make contact with the homeowner.
They are limited on what they can do without a search warrant. Since we let them know about the problem, Kulin said they will send officers out again.
According to Clark County zoning, no one here should have roosters
We went to talk with the person who owns the roosters. He seemed surprised and said no one has complained to him.
He also told us he plans to take all the roosters to his mother-in-law's house in the next day or so.