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If the neighbor's actions were unprovoked -- meaning that the person was not in danger and had no justification to spray the dog -- it could be possible to charge the person with animal cruelty ( here's the statute: https://www.animallaw.info/statute/ca-crimes-§-597-cruelty-animals).
It is also possible to ask the court to enter s restraining order against this person as to your daughter to keep him away.