For about a week now there has been a stray dog on our property. We have seen him get into it with our dogs and the neighbor dogs, we have seen him chase our horses (acting like trying to nip feet but horses didn't like it at all), and have seen him chasing our goats. I called what i thought was our local animal control and it turns out we don't have an animal control where i am at and i got a hold of the sheriffs office instead. I asked if i could protect my property from stray and they told me that if i saw the dog actually trying to hurt one of my animals it was ok to shoot it, but if they are just on my property i can't do anything......(i don't sit on my front porch with a gun) He also asked my ........" if it actually got to one of your animals what do you think it would do to it" well, we had one hen come up missing about a week ago and what kind of question is that anyway??? so decided to keep the chickens in the barn until this dog left...............(but he's still here!) I don't know if the dog belongs to anyone but he sleeps here and is always out by our other dogs but does have a collar but no tags. I think its just a dog someone dropped off in the country but i don't know?!?!?! Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated... Please help..... Thanks for your time and happy holidays.