Would a vet require proof of ownership before performing 'debarking' surgery on a dog? I was thinking today about the little yap-dog that the neighbors had when I was a kid. They'd put it outside when they went to work, and it would yap constantly for 8 hours, one of those high-pitched glass-breaking yaps. My parents told the neighbors that it was bothering them, and the neighbors* shrugged and said "It doesn't bother US." This was a very small town in the 1960's, so there were no noise ordinances other than neighborhood disapproval. I think if such surgery had been available, my mother would have been happy to put down cash for it. Probably all the other neighbors, too.
*(Same neighbors also had a Perfect Child, who never did anything
naughty like taking away the ladder that was the only access to our storage-room playhouse while we were playing in there...