Not sure if this is the right thread to post in, but think it's most applicable.
Okay so my neighbor's cat died about two days ago (internal damage, no blood or bite wounds) and she came banging at my door saying that it was my dog that somehow caused the cat to get scared and somehow fall from the top of the shower (I'm uncertain to her exact claim, but now it's all over Facebook and people are blaming me and my dog for no reason). Her cat was locked inside her flat with no way to get out and I keep my dog in the garden area which is completely fenced (a brick wall also separates my garden from hers, so my dog wouldn't even be able to gain access to her garden, much less the inside of her flat). I don't think she can take any legal action as the worst that my dog could have done is bark loudly.
Now she has gotten the other tenants riled up coming to me saying that my dog will bite them and they want written confirmation as to claiming damages should any incident happen (note: my dog's been trained since 8 weeks old, is a friendly soul and I am sure not to let her roam about, I take her for daily walks at a safe place away from the complex to ensure that she will not disturb anyone in their home environment).
The landlord has no issue with my dog and is happy for her to stay there (even after the neighbors complained to the landlord, he confirmed that my dog and I were in no way at fault and that there was no negligence on my part). It is the neighbors that are the cause of my troubles now, making her out to be a vicious dog attacking everyone. I try my utmost to be a responsible pet owner, making sure that my dog doesn't go out to the other people or disturb them, she hasn't had a fight or even done much more than growl at cats outside. I know I should have expected this response as an APBT
owner, but it still gets to me that people now attack (figuratively) me and my dog for things that didn't even happen...
Any advice you guys can offer with regards to dealing with my neighbors would be greatly appreciated.