Hello Everyone, I am hoping someone might have a good idea for me. We bought our house July of 2001. We live in the village of a small town. The month we bought our house, we put up a small 4' high wire fence. To keep our children and dogs on our property. We knew where the property markers were and put the fence inside of those markers not to upset any neighbors. About a month ago, mind you, three plus years after buying our home and putting up the fence a neighbor knocks on our door. This is a neighbor that has never been friendly, but more rude then anything. Knocks on our door to tell us to move our fence. Saying she wants to expand her garden and that we are on her property. Which I denyed and told her to talk to the town, and if they tell me we have to move it, then we will. Nobody has talked to us about it since. Sunday we were all done for the day. When we got home we let our two dogs out into the yard. Two minutes later I noticed them out front in the street!!!!! I was terrified and ran out to get them. I was thinking someone must have left the gate open. But no......that neighbor cut our fence and pulled out 2 stakes and peeled it to the side about 12 feet and layed it down!!!! We saw two wood stakes with material tied to them marking "her" land line. Full well knowing we have dogs and they would get out. I called the police, they came over, looked at it and said they would talk to her but there was nothing else they could do. We couldn't prove she did it. So we rigged up our fence as best we could. Well it's not good enough because our young dog has gotten out twice since. My dogs have never ever even tried to get out, but I think now that she got a taste of what it feels like, she'll continue. Once you cut and bend a small wire fence like that it's hard to put back like it was. So we are now having to tie our pup up to keep her here when she wants to go out. Our dogs are only out when they want to be....they prefer the couch. I talked to our town zoning admin. and he said to use the footage on our deed to be able to put up a more permanent fence after getting the proper permits. But......if her deed has difference footage....we have to get a lawyer and go to court about it. I really feel we could be dealing with this until spring or longer. My problem is that I don't feel it's right for her to start all this with us and we end up having to pay the court cost and lawyers fees and town zoning fees when she is the one with the problem. Not to mention, that I have to take my pup out on a leash for her to pee. To make sure she doesn't get out. And 3 times now she could have been hit by a car and killed. Any advice out there would be great. I'm really looking for advice not an argument with anyone. I appreciate it! Thank you!