I'm sure at least a few of you have read something about my neighbors, the poor condition all of their animals are in, and the aggression issue my dogs and I face with theirs. Today, I let Mud in the backyard to use the bathroom...my idiot neighbors put up a privacy fence less than a year ago, and didn't seem to care if it was LEVEL. (We share one part of that fence on that side of the yard...) So, in one place the ground and the fence do not completely meet. It's a small gap, and I'll admit I haven't done anything about it as of yet. It hasn't posed a problem. Until today. The most aggressive dog that I have referred to in some posts was on the other side of the fence, barking and making quite a bit of noise. Mud, naturally curious, went to investigate...now whether or not she showed any aggression, I have no clue. I went inside for a bit and in a matter of seconds heard loud yelping coming from the backyard. I ran outside to find Mud leaning on her left side against the fence with her right paw pulled underneath her and underneath the fence. The piece of....%$$&$^#$@% had her right paw in his jaws, trying to pull her underneath the fence(which was impossible, the gap is nowhere near that big). He proceded to play tug-of-war with her leg despite the fact that I was kicking the fence and yelling in hopes that his dumb %$^&*$% owners would come get their stupid dog. I realize that my heightened energy didn't help Mud relax any...but you really don't know what you'll do in that situation. Your main concern is to get the other dog to release, in whatever way possible. I didn't dare leave her to get help or something to throw and distract him. I finally got him to release and she took off towards me, limping severely. She favored her back right paw, but wouldn't put any weight on the front right, which had been almost completely under the fence. I got her just inside the back door, where Mom was laying a towel down to avoid getting blood all over the carpet. She got me a bucket of warm water, some towels, and vet wrap. I had ointments and antibacterial rubs and all kinds of wound care stuff sitting right by the back door, because it's easily accessible in situations such as this. Thank God. So, I cleansed the wounds, doctored them, covered them with gauze, and wrapped the two affected paws in vet wrap. The vet was off the clock, and I couldn't get an answer on his cell or at the office. I'll assess the damage again in the morning and call our vet. If it had been any worse I already would have called. Anywho, she's now sporting some old socks over the vet wrap just to keep her from pulling it loose, lol. She's calmed down, and is now laying at my side snoozing. She's still acting a little timid, but she's resting, which is good. Her back right looks to be just a tear in the paw pad, and her front has quite a few relatively deep bites, and when her leg was pulled under the fence it scraped some skin off. As for the piece of crap that did the damage, legally I can't do a dern thing. The dog was in his own yard. I'm enraged...this dog has attacked MANY dogs on my street, and EVERY owner has threatened to take matters into their own hands. Do the owners care? No! Animal control will not come pick him up because we live outside the city limits. Law enforcement will do nothing. Many complaints have been placed on these people and their dogs, and still nothing has been done. How many more dogs does it take before something is done? Stupid...I'll be visiting them in the morning. I'm still trying to figure out what to say. If I went over there tonight, I'd just make them hate me just as much as I hate them, and they would most likely take it out on MY animals. They're just those kind of people... So, I decided it'd be best to cool off and figure out what to say to these people without lecturing them on how to raise and care for a dog and how to keep their stupid dogs away from others when they know they are dangerous. If Mud had been a Chihuahua, she'd be dead. This dog has tried to attack ME before. AND THEY'VE SEEN IT. They do nothing about it. -sigh- So, now I'm attempting to cool off, and keeping a watchful eye on Mud. I realize it isn't the dog's fault that he was never socialized or taught proper manners...but I'm still furious.