So yesterday morning a trailer crashed into my fence (the people repaired it that day). Then, not 10 minutes later, Animal Services shows up on my doorstep, in response to a call about my goats. The caller said that my goats were tied up - yes they were. I told the man that it is easier to bring everyone out, even the kids and tie them in various locations while I am milking the three does. Milk one, grab the next, milk her, etc. I told him that the day before, I decided to put the 2 kids down at the far end of the property where there is an abundance of yummy vines to eat. He said the caller said that my goats did not have shelter. I turned and pointed to their "house" (a cover for a compressor - big enough for them to walk under (has windows too)) and said yes they do, however they seem to prefer to sleep on the hills under those trees where they are now. (I have 4' high hills under the pine trees - formed naturally) He said the caller said that there was no one home. I said, I was here until 1. The kids are let in to eat when I milk the 3rd goat, because the adults will eat the babies' food. When all are milked, the adult does are let in to have their hay. He said that he could see that if I was in the garage milking that they wouldn't have seen me. (Crazy, I have 2 trucks, both were there - I don't look for a person in their yard to see if they're home or not) He said, Oh you have chickens in your garage. I said yes, the chickens sleep on the garage door, its very safe. The little ones are too small to be with the big ones, they will beat them up and hurt them. During the day, the little ones go in that pen over there. he said are you all right? you're not in trouble today. I said, did you see my fence where they ran into it and now you're here. He said, you haven't done anything wrong. Are you having a feud with a neighbor? No, I'm on good terms with my neighbors. Had to be someone going to the gun range. I live on a rather busy street, because of the gun range. I wish that I had the nice deluxe accomodations that so many of you have. I want a chicken coop and have plans to build a milking barn, mostly because my garage is so hot and I have more chickens than I did before - 12 rather than 5. Anyway, having animal services show up with a complaint of "cruelty" was very upsetting. My animals are healthy and friendly and follow me around. The good part was that 2 of the 3 things they said were lies. Also, where the goat was tied, the vines are so thick, they make a canopy and if you're shorter than 4 feet. you can stand there in the shade and eat the vines. The animal officer said, just try to tie them so they are not in view of the road.