We have neighbors that moved in next door back in June. They are never home. They leave first thing in the morning and don't come back to 10 or 11 at night, and you can't miss when they come or go because their truck is LOUD. Until two weeks ago, we had never met them. Now they have (er had) two coon dogs. These dogs are chained to decent boxes and they bark and howl at us all day when they see us out and about our yard. They wag their tails and bark in a "please give me some attention, food, water" etc kind of way. They go nuts when they see our kids outside playing with our dogs or just out in the yard, period. Not aggressive kind of behavior, just more of begging for attention. About three weeks ago the male coon hound slipped off his chain. It was after dark, and I could hear our dogs carrying on. So I open the back door to see what is going on and I see this huge dog sniffing around the chicken coops. I holler for DH because I thought it was a coyote. He comes out the door and sees it's the neighbors dog. He catches the dog and stuffs him in our van. We drive him next door. They were really nice and super concerned and wanted to make sure he hadn't torn up anything. We told him that he hadn't and we just wanted to make sure he got home safely. Then last week he got loose again. Once again he was over sniffing around the coops, etc. Didn't go after anything (and I had some chickens free ranging at the time) and the neighbors weren't home. I called the sheriff department because I didn't know what to do with their dog and didn't want to trespass onto their property. Well they took the dog to the pound. When the neighbors got home and explained what happened. I also told them that their dog was at the pound. They thanked us for letting them know, and that was it. THEY NEVER PICKED UP THEIR DOG. I am so upset that this presumably nice dog has gone to the pound because of me, and his owners didn't seem to care about going to get him. They seemed more concerned that he might have killed my chickens or torn something up. I appreciate that they want to be sure he didn't damage anything, but I feel sick that I may have sentenced this poor dog to an uncertain future. I simply do not understand people who don't care about their dogs!