This last Friday a little boy next door went into my yard to retrieve his football (whole other issue there) and let my dogs out. He told me of it right away and I started trying to track them down. Around 20 minuets went by when I heard two shots. My dogs came running home, covered in their own blood. They had been shot with a shotgun by a neighbor. I managed to find the neighbor and he said they were attacking his flock. I offered to compensate him. I have chickens myself, and feel horrible that this has happened. Thankfully my dogs lived, but 7 chickens were not so lucky. I’ve asked how much he wants, and no reply. I asked what they were (meat or laying hens) and no reply. I called the police, but he never reported it to animal control. I’ve called and stopped by three times this week but he never seems to be home. How much should I give him? I don’t want this mess rearing up in two months, but he just won’t give me any information. All I know is his flock used to total 45, but that’s about it. So now I’m stuck with two injured dogs and no idea how to compensate the neighbor for his loss. What should I do?