ok today my dobie got out and killed the neighbors chickens. He trapped her in a small cage and told me if i didnt pay him 1000 for the damage she caused he was gonna shot her in the head. I understand that she is my responsibility and I want to pay for the damage but the price seems outrageous. He said the reason being was because they are fighting roosters and he charges 150-200 a piece. i told him i would pay but didnt have money on me and he said for me to get off his property it was his dog now and he was just going to shot her. I called the cops and animal control came and got her thank goodness but they wont release her to me unless we come to an agreement as neighbors or go to court. Im afraid to go to court cause i dont want her to be put down. But he is not being fair about the price he cant prove how many chickens or how many little cages were messed up by her plus fighting roosters is illegal. I am by no means making excuses for myself and am sorry i do want to pay but this guy was out of control. I do want to pay for damages but how do we get to settle on a price if he is incorporative 1000firm. i dont want my baby to sit in jail till we go through with the court since animal control is going to charge me everyday she is there. and this is only part of it. I live in South Texas what else can i do?