Okay, to make this clearer, instead of western, eastern, etc. I'ma use address numbers.... East To West.... US-2606 Neighbor-2608 Their Other Side-2610 So, back in May our 2608's dogs broke through the Western fence. That fence belonged to 2610, so in addition to fees for reclaiming the dogs there was also a property damage report. At that time I talked to the Animal Control officer because they've been gnawing and smashing the Eastern (our side) fence as well. The officer told me that because the pickets were on their side it meant the fence was 2608's and so there was nothing I could do until their dogs actually broke through and entered my property. Made sense to me, no crime unless they actually get loose, not my fence so no question of property damage. Annoying that we have to wait until they break through, the very thing we're trying to avoid, but I get it. So about two weeks back they broke through that fence. Again, they'd been gnawing and breaking off bits. We've been putting up wood, rocks, whatever we could find to stop them. They finally weakened it enough I guess to where they could just smash through. Managed to get our dogs in, the two doxies were outside at the time. They were marking all over the place of course, and then started circling my chicken pen. Not Cool. We're talking about a boxer, a pit, and a heeler... all way bigger than my chi/terrier mix and doxies... THEY haven't gotten into the pen, but these are much larger/stronger dogs. Immediately called animal control of course. Had to go through ages of autocrap to finally leave a freakin' message. Anywho, DH is worried about the birds so he tries to draw their attention back to the hole... didn't approach, anything like that, just stood near it you know? Well the boxer and heeler were in front but the pit circled around and tried to 'hamstring' (misnomer but you get the idea) him by biting his calf. He ran out the gate (the hole was right by the gate) and they dashed out too. Can't say I was all to unhappy about that. Called AC back and left another message saying that the pit had bitten DH and that they were now loose. Finally got a call back. They sent folks out. The heeler stayed close, but the other two took off. Scared the crap out of some walkers. One with a stroller called 911. Anywho, finally they caught them all. Supposedly the pit was put in quarantine, check for disease since it bit. The dogs belong to the girl living next door and she was moving on the 1st and taking her dogs with her... WHOO HOO. Awesome. Three guy friends/same work were going to take over the lease. No animals. What's not to love? They fixed the fence where they'd broken through. All was well. She moved out, no dogs. Well, now they're back. Donno if it's all three, or not. But went outside to see what Mattie was yapping about. Expected to see the shadow across the pickets you know? Yeah, NOOOOO... instead I look up to see the pit's head over the TOP of the fence. About had a heart attack. Got ours inside and shakily wrote a note to the neighbors. Told them the pit (that's the biter remember) was trying to climb OVER the fence now that it can't break through... though I keep hearing this bashing noise like maybe it/they are trying to do that too. Those guys usually come home for lunch so hopefully they'll see that. I'm keeping ours inside, isn't that going to be fun, but better than my little ones going head to head with an aggressive pit bull. Donno if I'ma have the cojones to go get the eggs this afternoon or not... I am coward, hear me roar. Oh, did I mention that this is a 6' wooden privacy fence? Flat pickets. So no "hand holds" on their side (the "frame" for the fence/posts are on our side) so I have no idea how the devil it climbed up there... maybe it jumped. What's weird... I get the gal going and getting her dogs... but why the heck did these guys now that she's gone? Three dogs mind. 1st impoundment is 35/55 (neutered/not) per animal, 2nd impoundment is 65/110 per animal... and according to one neighbor they've gotten out more than just the two times (May and Two Weeks Ago) that I know about... so, back in May she had to shell out $105-165 to get them back... but they were hers, I understand.... but this time? Why would those guys shell out 195-330 to get them back? And that's on top of maybe having to pay the extra charges for kennel for the 'dangerous' one... donno if biting once is enough for that label or not, but seems likely since special quarantine is required and all. I donno, maybe she's planning to come get them or something? AC won't do anything until they come over, neighbors aren't home so I'm just sitting here boiling with upset and fear and it's making me ill so I figured I'd vent it out and see if that helps... my hands have stopped shaking so I think that's a plus. Thanks for the place to vent.