Your posting is a little confusing as to where this incident took place. Are you referring to when your dog got out and apparently was off your property and was bitten? Or, are you talking about a bite that occurred on your fenced property after the neighbor's dog broke in?
Assuming your dogs were attacked on your property, make a claim against your neighbor's homeowners or renters insurance company. Ask for the name of the company and call them and make a claim and get a claim number.
If your neighbors are uncooperative in providing the information, you certainly are free to drag them into Small Claims Court and attempt to get coverage information or, by that point, your neighbors may call their carrier and ask their carrier to defend them. If there is no liability coverage, you will have to seek recovery directly from the owners or harbors of the dog.
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1. Your post is extremely confusing as to what happened, when and where.
2. Facebook is hardly a documented demand letter. Notice should be by certified mail/retrun receipt, and include copies of all bills.
3. If your dogs are in your neighbor's yard, YOU are the negligent party.
4. The neighbor's dog in your yard, attacking your dogs, should have been reported to Animal Control.
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You must notify animal services. Ask for their home owners insurance by sending them a letter. Good luck.
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