A Nov. 20 Columbian story reported "Washougal intervenes in noise dispute." A company moved in six months ago, objects to the sounds coming from the Humane Society and has raised such a fuss that the city of Washougal has spent about $3,500 on a sound wall to appease them. You've got to be kidding!
Did this company possibly not see that the Humane Society was already there? Is this not exactly the same thing as someone buying a home close to an airport and then complaining about the noise? Who was there first, and why did you bother moving there knowing that?
The only one that has my sympathy is the Humane Society, taking care of unwanted and uncared-for animals, not a company that has the temerity to complain about a business that already existed.