Last October a neighbors child was on my property. My dog nipped the child. The parents called the cops and a report was taken. 4 out of the 5 houses on our street called the Animal control on our behalf. Since the incident happened on my property the Animal Patrol dropped the case. We than got a bill that the family of the boy took the child to the ER 4 days after the incident and sent us a bill. The name on the bill was not mine due to them spelling my name wrong. Now in April My brother is visiting us with his RV and they called the cops again, we complied and he is legally fine with the city. Now they called our landlord saying our yard is not up to standers but our land lord has come out and is fine with our yard. And the other day they were on the street calling us trailer trash.
I'm a little unclear on your question. It seems like you might want the neighbors to leave you alone? Typically a stalking order is an avenue to consider if someone is making repeated, unwanted contact with you. However, in this case, it sounds like they have instead made complaints against you and asked that you pay a medical bill likely related to an injury caused by your dog. I'd recommend just weathering their anger (they sound like they're mad about the dog) for a while and see if it dies down. If they contact people with baseless complaints, then perhaps you should consider contacting the police about harassment. Unfortunately, it sounds like at this point their complaints at least have a bit of merit, which leaves you with little recourse.
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You haven't actually asked a question here. I can tell you, that if your dog bit a neighbor's child, you're extraordinarily lucky that the dog was not killed by Animal Control. It is not impossible that the neighbors might try to make a claim against you for medical bills arising from that incident. If that happens, you should consult a lawyer. In the meantime, your best course of action is likely just to be polite and not do anything to aggravate the situation further.
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