There's a problem in my neighborhood. The people right across the street from me used to have two dogs. One would run loose and the other would always just stay in their yard. The yard is only partially fenced so the dogs are not prevented from leaving. Anyway, due to lots of complaints from neighbors, they gave the wandering dog away. Now the dog they still have has started wandering around the neighborhood. One particular neighbor is especially incensed by this. I saw him out my window today and he was chasing the dog with a can of bear spray in his hand. I ran outside and shouted at him, "Hey! You don't need to use bear spray on a dog!! That's a bit too much!" He replied that if the dog came at him he would sure spray it. I told him that dog wasn't aggressive, I've never seen this dog be the least bit aggressive. He said it was just being acting like it was going to come at him, down by his house. So I said..."BULLSHIT!!!!" Because it is bullshit. I've been around this dog, and although it won't come to me and I can't pet it, it is certainly not showing any signs of aggression. These people have called Animal Control numerous times, they are just obsessed with it. I spoke the Animal Control officer one time when he came around and told him the dog wasn't the least bit aggressive. He said he could see that. Anyway, I left a note in the mailbox of the people with the dog, since they weren't home, and let them know what happened. And I gave them my phone number and said I wished there was something I could do to help. Suggested blocking in the yard and offered them a sheet of plywood I have that I don't need. Of course they are in the wrong for letting their dog roam. But unfortunately it will be the dog who pays the price in the end. Now, I feel upset because I yelled "bullshit" at the neighbor, even though he is full of bullshit. In the snap of a finger, you can make an enemy. But at the same time, their hatred of that dog is over the top. I'm kind of confused. Why oh why do dramas involving animals have to play out right in front of me? I cannot disassociate when animals are involved.