I talked with a Deputy here in Grimes County Texas today about dogs coming on my property. He told me that if a neighbors dog comes on my farm I do not have the right to kill it. He said this is animal cruelty. I told him that I'd talked with a new neighbor & told her point blank that I would shoot her dog if it comes on my property. The deputy told me that what I told her was a threat. I thought being up front with the new neighbor would at least let her know that I'm not gonna let her dog take not even one of my birds.Yes, I guess I shouldn't of said anything but I was just forewarning her. I really don't want to shoot a dog so I chose to let her know ahead of time. The deputy's around here seem to have a habit of giving me false information. Seems they make the laws up as they go. After my chat with the deputy I really feel that they are not on my side at all. I've never ever been in trouble with the law & hopefully never will be. But who knows because my new neighbor lets her dog run wild & I'm sure one day the dogs gonna show up over here & I'm gonna panic & more than likely shoot it to protect my birds. Then the deputy's gonna show up & throw me in jail. I've never really even ever called the law until I moved to Grimes County. They have never taken my side on anything I've ever called them about. So, I have a strong feeling & hopefully nothing will ever happen but if something goes south I will be unprotected just a gut feeling.