My neighbor sold her house about two years ago now. The family that bought the place was new to to country and ever since they moved there have been constantly adding to their collection of animals. He started with 2 small horses, 2 calves and 2 dogs. Since then he has expanded to 1 castrated bull, 2 cows and 5 calves. Still has the 2 horses, PLUS 24 chickens and 3 dogs!!! Never mind that all of this is going on, on one acre of land. It's absolutely nuts over there.
I just don't know what to do, or if I can do anything. They have shelter, food and access to water. There used to be a small neatly kept pasture that is now just muck. His fencing has gone to he**. Our 6' chainlink fencing has been holding up alright with the electric fencing I had to run on his side to keep the cows off of it. They bent the chain-link posts really badly before I noticed what was going on. I bugs me that I have to run MY electric fence on his side to keep HIS cows off the fence. They keep knocking it off the insulated brackets and shorting it out, which means that I have to fix it about every two weeks. He doesn't vaccinate or worm, which defeats the purpose of me religiously keeping my mare utd. (they are within nose touching distance)
IMO he has absolutely way too many animals for the amount of land. He isn't all there mentally, but his heart is in a good spot. He rescues most of the calves and bottle-feeds them to health. Bottom line is that I am just tired of it. It smells and I'm tired of constantly being stressed about the fencing. We've had a different neighbors cow go through our chain-link before and I know its just a matter of time before it happens again.
If you have any ideas about what I could do, please advise me. I'm all ears for the moment. Kudos if you read it all!