Dog sexually abused by Colorado owners euthanized after traumatic experience left him too aggressive to be adopted
Although Solano negotiated a two-year deferred judgment and sentence, Manzanares was sentenced to six months in prison on Tuesday
A dog, which was sexually assaulted by his Colorado owners, was reportedly euthanized after the traumatic experience left him too aggressive to be safely adopted, reports state.
The Aurora Animal Services put down the Akita-mix dog Bubba on Tuesday, just hours after one of his owners was imprisoned for having sex with the canine, according to the Daily Mail. The decision was taken by the shelter after its staff determined that Babba could not be safely adopted considering the traumatic ordeal he had gone through recently.
The dog's owners — 51-year-old Frederick Manzanares and his 49-year-old former girlfriend Janette Solano, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges in September after being accused of repeatedly having sexual intercourse with their dog in a backyard motorhome. They had reportedly converted the place into a sex chamber.
Although Solano negotiated a two-year deferred judgment and sentence, Manzanares was sentenced to six months in prison on Tuesday. Report state that the 51-year-old will also be placed under supervised probation for at least two years. Solano, however, will not be convicted unless she violates the terms of her release, according to reports.
The Denver Post reported that while handing down Manzanares' sentence, Judge Cheryl Rowles-Stokes had taken the dog's current condition into account and had decided on a punishment accordingly. "This dog cannot safely be adopted. This dog cannot safely be transferred. This dog cannot recover," the judge had said during the ruling.
The manager of the Aurora Animal Shelter, Jenee Shipman, had reportedly written to the judge before they euthanized Bubba, saying: "The dog has exhibited unpredictable behavior and shows signs of aggression towards veterinary services staff, volunteers, community service workers, and staff members that the dog is not especially familiar with."
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"It is my opinion this dog is not a safe adoption candidate or transfer candidate based on the history, kennel behavior and continued increase in aggression observed daily," the manager wrote.
Reports state that the dog had been living in the animal shelter ever since the couple forfeited custody of Bubba as part of their plea deal with authorities. The crime was discovered after police officials found footage of the couple having sex with Bubba after they were called in to respond to a domestic violence incident at their home.
Solano had reportedly called the authorities last year in March, saying that she had an argument with Manzanares and was leaving him because he forced her into having sex with their pet dog. She claimed that she initially found pictures of bestiality on the laptop shared by the couple and when she confronted Manzanares about it, he told her to have an open mind and started introducing her to content associated with bestiality.
Reports state that the couple soon began having sex with the canine and Manzanares used dog hormone spray to arouse Bubba and would take pictures and videos of them sexually assaulting the dog.