Man,,that is something about MO. I like dogs, have one,,but NO excuse for letting them just run. If it is a one time deal. Accidently got lose, that is one thing, but habitual,,aftet talking to owner,,that is another. I had the same problem.Here in Iowa. Neighbor could not say no to dumped off strays. Had 10 or 12. All would parade-past my stands or chase deer. Talking did little good. I called County Supervisor. He said that is why alot of people move to the sticks,,,so they can let their dogs run. I say, If people really cared about them, they would not let them run. My dog and I were attacked by a loose dog last year. Cost owner a 4,000$ bill! Idiot! I have no patience with these people. If they don't want to take care of them ,then don't have them. Simple as that. I talked to sheriff and DNR,,they said the three S's. Shoot-Shovel-Shutup! I didn't have to with the pack of dogs. Neighbors finally fenced them. Some states are strict,,good for them. MI, where I moved from is quite strict. All should be.