Arkansas Man has a domestic violence restraining order (or order of protection) against him.
As is customary, the injunction for protection against domestic violence bars Man from keeping guns.
Man discovers neighbor’s dog on his property.
Neither Man nor his own dogs are afraid of the neighbor’s dog.
But Man allegedly shoots the neighbor’s dog anyway.
Man is arrested on two misdemeanor charges, one for cruelty to animals and one for violating an order of protection.
The odds are against the restraining order against Man being for the benefit of an animal.
Cruelty to animals is closely associated with domestic violence.