Ok so the PEST isn't bothering my chickens..However he is bothering my MIL's dogs. Ok here is the story, its kinda long so just bare with me. I want to cover all my bases here. My MIL raises UKC Blue Tick Coonhounds. She is a very responsible breeder and only breeds her females when there is a high demand and there are at least 8 pups paid for before the breeding. If not enough paid pups then NO breeding. If extras are born, well if you know anything about Champion Blue Ticks you would know that (especially in East TN) they go FAST. Anyway, She keeps all her dogs in concreted pens that the chainlink is actually buried in the concrete. So no accidental puppies. Dogs are kept in pairs and she only has 2 males and 6 females. Aside from the normal kennels she has 3 heat pens. They are even more secure as they have chainlink covered tops to prevent males from climbing into the pens and again the chainlink is in concrete. Now here is the problem. Her neighbor has 2 intact male dogs that run loose. I will refrain from telling breed to keep any unneeded comments at bay. These dogs are ALWAYS on her property and even if she calls and tells the neighbor to call them home or come get them he always tells her to mind her own business and the dogs will come back when they are ready. Or he will tell her that they are not his dogs that they belong to his son and he isn't home. She tries to shoo them back home but they run a lil ways then stop and sit there. Now they typically aren't a problem even overly friendly until she has a female in heat. When she does the males become aggressive and she can't even go out to feed her own dogs. Now she could shoot them but chooses not too as they are dogs and she understands that they are just that. Oh and a helpful bit of info...Since we live in Polk County and do not have a shelter or animal control the neighboring counties WILL NOT come out to help nor can we surrender a dog to them. Now my questions are... 1. If the dogs were neutered would it keep them from being aggressive when a female is in heat? 2. Is it illegal to take someone elses dog and have it fixed without their consent if its running at large? 3. Should she contact law enforcement on the issue and what exactly would she be filing? 4. Is there anything she can try to maybe get the males to not be so aggressive during the time of the heat cycles? Sorry this was so long. She is just at her wits end over these dogs. She loves them just as much as her own but can't take the behavior anymore.