‘Aggressive’ husky thrashes and writhes on the ground as it’s tasered to death by police ‘for escaping its yard, then trying to attack California parents, their children and their pet dog’
- A loose husky was tasered to death by police officers after it chased a family, including young children, into their home and attempted to attack their pet
- Dog broke free twice when officers attempted to snared the animal as it approached a group of people in front of their home
- Lodi Police used a stun gun on the dog in order for it to be be captured safely but the dog died during the incident – the cause of death was not specified
An ‘aggressive’ husky could be seen writhing around in pain while being tasered to death by police in California following reports the pet had been chasing a family with young children.
The disturbing incident which occurred in Lodi, south of Sacramento, came after the family sought refuge from the animal in their own back yard and were forced to use a piece of wood to protect themselves and their dog until Animal Services arrived.
The two-year-old Husky broke free twice when officials attempted to snare the pet as it approached a group of people in front of their home.
The dog, named Enzo, ran about half a mile away from its usual home where the showdown with police officers took place, which ended in Enzo’s death.
The dog, named Enzo, could be seen standing upright before he was tasered by police
A loose husky was tasered to death by police officer Timothy Ivey after it chased a family, including young children, into their home and attempted to attack their pet
Lodi Police said they used a stun gun on the dog in order for it to be be captured safely
Lodi Police were called to assist with officer Timothy Ivey drawing a stun gun on the animal, much to the shock of bystanders who were watching the episode unfold in front of their driveways.
Video footage sees the dog standing before a police officer before a taser is fired.
Enzo bounces back up and is instantly tased once again with the police office continuing to tase the animal as it howls in pain.
The husky can be seen thrashing about on the ground as the electrical charges surge through its body, causing it to become rigid and collapse to the ground.
The ‘aggressive’ husky could be seen writhing around in pain after it was tasered
Jordan Kranich from Animal Services could then be seen dragging the dog along the road and into the back of a van
Footage from home surveillance cameras sees the dog being dragged along the ground
The dog is then dragged away along the ground by Jordan Kranich from Animal Services officers as locals watched on aghast.
‘You could have just grabbed him. You didn’t have to tase him!’ neighbors shouted at the police officers.
‘He just attacked a bunch of kids. That’s what the problem was,’ explained officer Delgado.
‘He wasn’t attacking us!’ the neighbor responded, clearly distressed from what he had just witnessed.
‘There’s a bunch of kids and he attacked them, then he ran around the corner and attacked some more kids,’ Officer Delgado said in an attempt to justify their use of force.
‘The taser just stops him running around,’ he explained.
‘He just attacked a bunch of kids. That’s what the problem was,’ explained officer Delgado, seen left
Lodi officers said they were called after receiving reports of an aggressive dog trying chase a family with young children and bite them.
Officers defended their use of a taser stating that it was ‘in order for Animal Services the opportunity to safely secure the dog.’
The dog died shortly after the incident with its owners, Aline Galeno and her mother Anna Marquez later notified of its death.
‘We never put our hands on your dogs or anything. For that to be his last moments getting hurt, I just don’t think that’s right,’ Galeno said to KCRA.
Aline and her mother say Enzo was not a vicious dog.
‘Please tell his story, that’s all I want. Everybody tell his story, spread it around, I want to get those guys fired or sued. I believe Enzo didn’t deserve this and I want to get justice for Enzo,’ Galeno said.
The dog died shortly after the incident with its owners, Aline Galeno and her mother Anna Marquez later notified of its death
A tribute has been set up outside Enzo’s home following the dog’s untimely death
A makeshift gravesite has been erected following the dog’s demise
The dog’s owners released some photos in an attempt to portray the dog as peaceful