Another study in contrasts:
Authorities said [Savannah, GA landlord James] Wrenn was fixing an electrical problem at a mobile home when the dog bit him. The animal's owner said the dog was tethered with a chain.
Police said Wrenn went to his truck, got a pistol and shot the dog nine times. Neighbors said Wrenn reloaded his gun during the incident.
For his blatant overkill (no pun intended), Wrenn was charged with everything under the sun from aggravated animal cruelty to firing a gun in a residential area.
Everything, that is, except the implied, unofficial charge: “committing doggycide without a badge”.