well if they report u of stealing there dog, just tell them(police or whoever) the truth and tell them that that's probably the reason why the dog came to your doorstep because since he so skinny. You can also report them for animal abuse.
all animals always need a chance to have a place they can call home. ADOPT A TRUE FRIEND!
If I were you I would continue feeding him. But I am confused, because in another topic you said you had a dog coming to your door beggging for food, then you asked if you should kill it or keep it, WTF, I am confused because you can't kill someone elses dog, that is just wrong. You must be making this whole thing up, because in the topic aboove it sounds like a stray and in this one you said neighbors dog?????? Make up your mind LOL :)
how dare they!1st they don't feed their dog enough and them they hav the nerve to acuse u of stealing it!!its unbelievable!and how could u steal ur neighbours dog neway!its not as if someone wudnt notice!!just because u actually care for the dog wile they neglect it!mabye u sud report them for abuse to animals!!
Feed the dog and tell them to go to hell. If they keep talking threaten to report them for animal cruelty. In lots of states It's taken very seriously and punished by time in jail. I doubt they'd love to spend a few nights there. :D
Call animal control. First, if he keeps coming to your door, he is apparently not secured. All 50 states have leash laws. If they dont keep them secured... via a fence... a tether... etc. They are violating this law.
Secondly, if they are not feeding it, then that is cruelty to animals.
If you are looking to adopt it, you can always tell the animal control officer this and they may consider you as a potential new owner should they have to seize the dog due to abuse or neglect. Of course, this would be a bad situation due to the fact you will still have your same neighbors and they will see you have thier dog. The dog might have to end up an indoor dog to protect it.