In reference to \"Neighbors Suck,\" Bubba Ray needs you as the jury I want to see what a cross section of America has to say about this case..... Okay, I am the defense attorney and investigator and owner of the suspect, so yes, there's a conflict of interest, but I can be impartial. The suspect is in question. I have two dawgs in the backyard. One does have a history though. He has killed more than his far share of cats, with one case breaking through a wood fence to commit the heinous act. His life was spared though. Now let's get onto the facts of the case. At approximately 3:00 PM this afternoon, I was in my driveway enjoying the sounds of cutting bolts on the rear bumper of the K5. The neighbor walked over. This was strange. I don't talk to the neighbor. I wave at him everyso oftern, but have never talked to me. He walked up and I turned off the angle grinder. He states that sometime this morning, his 3 year old German Shepard was found in the back yard, I can't remember if he said if the dawg was still hung up in the fence or not. He said that he had to put the dawg down due to the extent of the injury to the dawg's leg. The neighbor continued telling me that the dawg had got his leg caught up in the fence between our yards. He said that the dawg's leg had been severely chewed on to the point that the vet told him that it would be likely amputated at a cost of $1400 or the dawg could be put down for $160. Now this is where it starts getting good. He accused my dawg of chewing his dawg's leg and that my dawg has a "history". Okay, at first I was remorseful, and I still am. I am a dawg person and that's a bad deal when an owner has to put one down. But when he accused my dawg of the act, I wasn't surprised, but before I put a dawg down, I have to have a boatload and a half of reasons before I do it. So I told him that I wanted to go look at the fence. He said no. Okay, he seemed distraught over the whole episode, understandable; but I wanted to look at the fence and he said no again so the flag starts going up. He rambles on some more about wanting me to pay the $160 and that the fence is in disrepair. So I tell him I'm going to look at the fence, he says no again but I turn around and walk in the house. Yes, I was getting /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif over his refusal of me wanting to look at the fence. I go out to the fence where this incident happened. I looked and looked, there is no blood visible at this point. I looked over the scene for a good 5 minutes, no blood. So I go back outside and tell him I want to look at his side of the fence. He takes me over and I start looking at the fence, looking for blood. Now I don't know about y'all, but I've never known an animal to commit a heinous act, especially one so vicious and there is no blood. We go back to the fence and the fence is painted red. This sucks. So I study the ground for a few minutes, there is no visible blood anywhere. Let me describe the areas that I'm looking at. We have the lumber, most of which is brown, so blood should show up clearly on the parts that are not painted. The ground surrounding the fence has little vegetation around it, but there are some leaves and such, so blood should show up somewhere. So I get done looking and tell him I want to know where the dawg was taken. He doesn't know! He goes inside and grabs some woman who comes out and tells me where she took the dawg. She also stated that the vet told her that he could not tell her what exactly happened to the leg. The dawg could of chewed it, my dawg could of chewed, but he could not say. I come back to the house and call the vet office and talk to a nurse. She gives me the specifics of the dawg's medical condition and what had happened. I asked her if the dawg was still there, but only the owner could authorize me to look at it. I tell her I need to talk to the vet and for him to call me back. I haven't heard from him since. I go back to the scene on my side of the fence with a camera and start taking pictures. It's at this time I see two tuffs of dawg hair on the fence post. One tuff of hair looks like there is a small spot of blood holding it together; but that is all I can find in the way of blood. I look my dawg over for signs of blood. He is a very light brown color so spotting blood on him should be easy. There is none. My sister-in-law comes over and takes a look and she calls BS on the whole thing. She has a lot of experience with dawgs. So here is where I stand......I need hard evidence before I make a move. If I don't have it, the neighbor can take me to court. I ain't gonna get shafted. So here's a recap of the facts........ His deceased dawg and my dawgs were always having their wars bouncing off the fence barking at each other. His dawg got it's leg caught up in the fence. The dawg's leg appeared to be chewed up. When an animal is trapped, they have been know to chew their own legs off to escape. My dawg has a history; but has never attacked nor shown any aggression towards another person or dawg, just cats. There is no blood anywhere to be seen, except possibly on the one tuff of hair. And if there is a case, doesn't the fact of an invasion of another dawg's territory stipulate that the home dawg has attack rights? So..........................you the impartial ones of the world, what's your opinions on this case?