Cops, cops, cops: We all have a dog or two and are in touch with them on the internet.
But we are also likely to be confronted by someone who has pet peeves.
That person might be a stranger, or they might be your neighbour, friend or relative.
The internet is full of examples of people, including those in police, abusing animals.
One of the most recent has been a New York man who took a picture of a kitten on the street with his phone and posted it to the internet, using the hashtag #petpeevemeaning.
The picture showed the kitten in the backyard, apparently unharmed.
A few days later, someone commented: “It’s too bad you have a cat.
The kitten has no fear.”
The comment went viral, with many commenters expressing their shock, sadness and anger.
The man was eventually arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
He was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $250.
It was only a few days ago that a similar story came to light in California.
A woman in the city of Los Angeles was allegedly given a cat by her father and kept it in the garage, only to later find out that the cat had been killed and the family had to move out.
The cat was eventually found to be a stray and the woman was charged with cruelty to animals.
She was later acquitted.
What do you think?
Is there a difference between being a dog owner and a pet owner?
Are there examples of abuse involving pets?
Let us know in the comments section below.