If a dog like that, especially if I know it's dangerous and has done something before, comes onto my own personal property and tries to attack me, that dog is dead. I am an animal lover beyond comprehension, but my safety and my family's safety comes first. Davidson County Animal Control has a history of not getting the job done when it comes to dangerous dogs. A friend of mine called several times over one dangerous dog, and they never even came out to check on it, and when it finally killed one of her dogs, she was forced to go over their heads to the Chief, or whoever it is, and then she finally got someone out to the house. On the other hand, there is a loose boxer in my neighborhood and she's the gentlest thing in the world. In any case, if I'm in danger and it's on my property, that dog is doing down one way or another if it attacks me.