Dog attack.. :(
I'm so sorry for your loss. Have you contacted the neighbors about their dog?
So, she wasn't telling the truth about paying. I guess that was for the cop's benefit. She'll have a really big problem if her dog gets out again and hurts a child! Hopefully that won't happen. Maybe she'll have a change of heart about paying.
Did the cop write up a police report? If so did he include her statement regarding paying? Heck even if he didn't there should be a statement admitting it was her dog.
I would send a "letter of demand" to her via registered mail stating she will pay the $85 for the vet bill by a specific date or you will file a case in civil court. If you can get a copy of the police report include that along with a copy of the vet bill. Chances are she will just pay the money to avoid the hassle of going to court.
Google examples of demand letters online, keep it short and to the point (i.e. your dog attacked my chickens, you acknowledged that your dog was responsible and you stated to me and Officer ____ that you would pay for the damages, etc...). Don't ramble and tell every detail, just focus on the STRONG points that make your case. If there is no police report she probably doesn't know that, so just refer to the statements she made in front of the officer.
Huskies are notorious escape artists that love to run loose, if the dog comes back have a camera ready and snap photos. Lots of good dogs (including one of my own) can't resist grabbing/killing chickens when they get the chance.
Edited by Sonya9 - 11/10/15 at 2:53am