I have to vent for a moment b/c I'm very shaken up/upset about an incident that occured today and I need some suggestions on how to handle the situation. I was walking my dog this evening and decided to take a new route. I was almost home when I passed a house with two dogs in the yard. They came running out and starting attacking my dog. Poor Charlie was yelping, and I was screaming at them to stop and to go away. The female owner knocked on the window and the dogs backed off. The male owner then came outside and starting chastising the dogs. I noticed that Charlie had a bite mark on his leg. I called out to the guy and let him know that his dogs bit my dog. He just kind of shrugged. I yelled at him that his dogs shouldnt be allowed to just roam free. He told me he had an electric fence so he wasn't sure how they got out of the yard. I then yelled back that apparently his fence wasn't working, as his dogs bit my dog. He just looked at me again. I was so shaken up and scared that I just walked off. I called DH (who was at the Hornets game) to tell him what happened. He told me to take the dog to the vet. The vet got really angry and told me to call and file a charge with Animal Control. I also got a bill for $100 from the vet (exam and antibiotics). So my question is, how do I go about asking the owners to pay for the vet bil? I also need to find out if their dogs are up to date on vaccinations. The Animal Control people are going to go to their house tomorrow to give them a warning. Any suggestions? Thanks (and sorry for the long post!).