“An animal like that is domestic property, so technically, that’s vandalism.”
Chubbuck, Idaho police Capt. Mike Sanders, over whether to file charges of vandalism or animal mistreatment after someone spray-painted a dog. The culprit wrote the words “Go Home” on the dog’s side, because its owner allowed it to roam freely. (The dog lucked out, though, as Idaho law allows landowners to shoot dogs that trespass.)