Hey BigBob, Feral dogs they do absolutely nothing about. And out here, they're generations feral, and are dangerous...they take down and kill horses-desert ferals are the toughest of the tough (and are trap shy!) Really hard to get!
This is a pack of dogs that aren't fed by the owner. They're squatters-and the neighborhood is stuck with them until the house is seized. No electricity, no running water. The dogs constantly jump fences. A lot of smaller livestock killed and one horse attacked. Tons of calls made to complain, pieces of paper left by the "agency" on the gate. Repeatedly. They state nothing can be done because they don't see the dogs off of the property-yet there is video of them driving down the street with the dogs standing IN the street. Well, guess what happened? Dogs (of course) started getting bolder, enlarging what they considered to be their own territory. Countless calls to officials by neighbors, even video of a woman jogging who was surrounded and lunged at and was bitten on the back of her leg was presented. I wish I could post that here. More useless paper slapped on the fence. After seeing that video, I offered to help. I set 2 traps legally, on her property, and well inside of her 5 foot high fence line where they jump the fence nightly to harass her livestock. 4 hours later, two of the dogs (again) jumped her fence and were trapped-the 2 of the 4 who had surrounded her, lunging at her, one of them the same dog that bit the back of her leg (and a 13 year old kid I found out this morning) Agency was upset that they had to make the effort to come out to get them! (Making friends everywhere I go!) I won't apologize for helping out a woman with 7 little kids and a hubby deployed to Afghanistan who can't walk out their own front door on a fenced property.
I always see this "agency" with cheap dog traps on the tops of their trucks, but rarely have I seen one used-save once. We found one they'd abandoned, a trapped dog had been in it for several days, and had chewed himself halfway out of it when discovered, half dead from thirst. Someone's pet, nice dog, returned to owner. I hope this is only happening here, I'd hate to think its a common problem elsewhere. I'm a long time GSD owner, and it sure is sad when dogs end up like this-there's no one to blame but irresponsible people.
The owners could show up at the shelter, plead their case, and pay a couple hundred bucks to spring each dog, but they never will. At least there they have regular food, clean water, and are split up so they won't be attacking anyone again.
"Leader" of the pack here, this dog would have torn my face off if he'd been given the chance. Same one that bit the woman and went after the kid. They're gonna be even more upset with me when they have to come back out and get the other two. Oh well...