I'm moving out into the country soon and I'm fully aware of the stray dog problems we have here in Texas. The neighbors in the area informed me that stray dogs find their way to our street from time to time or are simply dropped off. He has taken so many dogs to the animal shelter that they won't allow him to bring them in anymore. Him and the neighbors have chickens other livestock and he says that though he doesn't like it, they sometimes have to shoot them. I understand that this is often done and in rural areas you can be put in a crappy situation like this, but are there any other feasible options to help these abandoned dogs?
I'll do what I have to do to protect my livestock, my own dogs, and kids, but if this can be resolved without a firearm, I'd love to know.