A US woman has been left stunned after discovering her neighbour's Chihuahua on her doorstop - with a swastika shaved into its head.
Images show the poor animal staring blankly at the camera, with the giant Nazi symbol carved into its fur.
The North Phoenix, Arizona homeowner - who doesn't want to be named - has three adopted interracial children, and said she was horrified at the message.
"She's thinking, 'What is this?'" her cousin Sally Andrade told KPNX.
"'Is this a message towards me? I have to protect my family.'"
Police arrived to check on the dog's health, over concerns it may have been abused and neglected.
The dog's owners say the swastika was a joke and they'll remove the symbol. The dog was returned to them.
But this isn't enough for the anxious family.
"We don't know where this is headed. It could've been a joke to the kids. If it is, where is it going to lead next?" Ms Andrade asked.