So I just got back from feeding a friends flock since he is out of town for the weekend and went outside to close my coops door and noticed that a lot of my birds were missing. I grabbed the spotlight and didn't take long forms to see the massacre I had in my yard, 15 all together. 5 silkies 1 mature layer and four 5 months old 1 broody Serama which I just found today after 3 days missing. 9 red broiler 2 months old I read a lot of people have problems with Hawks, raccoons, possums, Bobcats, etc. up north but here in southtexas my main problem is stray dogs and cats!!! I live in a subdivision out in the country and were allowed having livestock as much as we want but what's the idea of having your flock when there's more than a dozen stray dogs without counting cats running loose in our sub. The county doesn't do sht regarding this matter call animal control they say. The closest animal control office is in McAllen Tx a good 1.5 hr drive and different county!!! They won't come..... Period. Can't shoot them either, you'll get fined for discharging a firearm in a "residential area" they say. What's it gonna take for our county to start taking care of this issues? A rabid dog attacking children at the schoolbus stop? **** Politicians kissing behinds when voting comes along and then don't have time for "small"!issues like this. But don't dump trash!!!! Or Burn Trash!!! What about don't dump unwanted dogs or cats in our subdivision!!!!!!