Yesterday a neighbor dog got into my chicken yard and killed 5 chickens and a duck (including my awesome Splash Silkie roo). I called the Sheriff who made sure I understood I had every right to do whatever it took to protect my animals. Then he had Animal Control call me. Animal Control went over to the neighbors today and convinced them to sign the dog over - they didn't want to at first, but when told the deputy would be coming and it would go to court with citations of $1000 or more, they signed the dog over. They were also warned that any other incidents with any of their other dogs would have a citation. Animal Control and the Sheriff's Department took this case very seriously and used everything in their power to make sure it doesn't happen again. I truly appreciate their work today!