Hm, that can be a bit of a complicated issue. I mean, after all, as horse owners, we know that sometimes they get out regardless. Depending on the circumstances, the response will change every time. If the people who continually have stock out on the road have sub-par fencing, then maybe a warning next time their stock gets out to get better fencing and if they fail to try to fix it, possibly a ticket every time they get out after that. However, then someone will have to determine what is adequate fencing and then they would need to enforce the rules equally on everyone. That, in itself, would probably cost as much, or more, than what they are doing now.
I don't know how it works in your area but around here, local law enforcement gets a set salary and has set hours when they are on duty and on call and there are no less than 3 on call at a time (very small, rural area
). They take care of whatever calls they receive during that time whether it's a fatality car accident or 100 head of cows out on the road. There has been quite a few times when I got a call from a deputy asking for help to put up loose stock.