Hi everyone! Long time lurker; First time poster. ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
A friend came to me with this issue and I thought to ask here if there were any solutions to this problem.
There are renters next to my friend's father's property and they own two GSDs. These dogs, from what they told me, have zero training and management. They run around the neighborhood and are harassing and killing cats and wildlife in the area. The other day they injured a raccoon and her father couldn't do anything about it and instead had to sit there and watch it suffer in pain until it finally passed away from it's wounds.
The area my friend's father lives in is kind of up in the mountains/forest area where a lot of wildlife enjoy living (birds, deer, etc). There are also feral and outdoor pet cats but...that's another issue for another time.
These neighbors are extremely rude and aggressive people, and so he's been very wary of confronting them about this issue. He also hasn't contacted animal control yet because he does not want to see the dogs put down.
The shelter in his county is no-kill, but I feel like because these dogs have a track record for killing other animals they may end up being put down.
There are also no GSD specific rescues in my state that we can contact.
We're really concerned because these dogs may end up hurting one of the kids in the area by accident. And then at that point it's a definitive 'game over' for the dogs.
And so I was wondering if there was another possible solution that doesn't result in the dogs being destroyed? It's not their fault, and if it's possible, they should not have to suffer that punishment due to human negligence.