This hound has been wandering our neighborhood for around a year now without a collar on. She's been bothering all of the neighbors and their livestock. No one has claimed her as their dog and the warden is done with coming out here to try and catch her. Thankfully, she hasn't killed any animals yet, but she's been coming closer and closer to my chickens. I keep them in a locked run, but better safe than sorry. I've been working on getting her to trust me for months now. My in-laws have asked on multiple occasions if I've caught her yet and have been anxious to get her up to the shelter. Today I finally caught her and carried her into our kitchen. I put my lab's collar and leash on her and grabbed my inhaler and keys. We were all set to go to the shelter, but there was a snag. My husband had to leave for work in 20 minutes. My MIL said she couldn't drive so we waited for my FIL to get home. My husband went to go talk to his dad while I waited in their backyard. He came back totally livid several minutes later. His dad told him to let her go because he didn't want to cause problems with the neighbors. In the last year the neighbors have made it clear they want her dead or gone and the dog warden has been telling people to shoot her. Who is he going to cause problems with other than me when that dog makes off with one of my chickens? I told my husband I wasn't going to let her go because I would never be able to catch her again. I was going to keep her in the bathroom until he got home tonight at 1:30 am. Unfortunately, his mood scared the dog so badly she slipped the lead and ran down the road. My husband was less than amused, but my asthma was acting up too much to try and catch her again today. I told him I'd try again the next time I saw her. Hopefully, I'll be able to catch her before someone kills her or she gets hit by a car. When I was sitting with her today she was a very sweet, but scared dog. She also appeared to be a very hungry dog so that didn't ease my mind about my chickens. In retaliation my husband said he's going to start leaving the gate on his parents' porch open all the time. They installed it to keep her out because she kept chewing up their dog's stuff and hanging out on their porch. Everyone has been told a million times to keep that gate closed and to chase her out of their yard if we see her. He said if they're fine with her running the neighborhood then they can be fine with her in their yard. I just shrugged and said, "Have at it."