The neighbor at the end of the road (bout a quarter mile down) has a large yellow lab-style dog that is almost always chained to his dog house outside. This morning I heard an awful racket in my yard and look out and there's a large yellow lab-style dog trying its hardest to get into my chicken run. That includes trying to get under the fence (it's not buried since that would be almost impossible, most of my yard is only 1-2 inches of dirt then granite), trying to get over the 6 foot fence (and almost succeeding) and trying to run through the said fence. Needless to say my girls were in a complete tizzy. I ran out of the house and hollered at the dog which bugged out and ran incredibly fast out of my yard. I think all my girls are ok, but it's almost impossible to count 33 chickens until they're on the roost at night. I've met the neighbor once, he came over to introduce himself. I know his girlfriend decently well, we used to work together. I've called both and left messages and so far no return call. It's been over 2 hours. I'm terrified that this dog is going to come back because it really seemed to be enjoying itself. I've checked my state laws: §3951. Killing for assault permitted Any person may lawfully kill a dog if necessary to protect that person, another person or a domesticated animal during the course of a sudden, unprovoked assault. [1997, c. 690, §34 (AMD 1. Procedure. Any person who is assaulted or threatened with imminent bodily injury by a dog or any person witnessing an assault or threatened assault against a person or domesticated animal or a person with knowledge of an assault or threatened assault against a minor, within 30 days of the assault or threatened assault, may make written complaint to the sheriff, local law enforcement officer or animal control officer that the dog is a dangerous dog. For the purposes of this chapter, "domesticated animal" includes, but is not limited to, livestock as defined in section 3907, subsection 18-A. The last thing I want to do is shoot this dog. But I WILL if I need to. What would you guys do next? Call and file a complaint with animal control? Go down and see if the dog is tied up (I'd hate to do that when they're not answering my calls). Thanks.