On Tuesday afternoon, Aurora Animal Services euthanized a dog his owners used for sex acts. While his owner, Frederick Manzanares was sentenced to six months in jail, Bubba the dog paid the ultimate price of death.
According to the Denver Post, the staff at the Aurora Animal Services Division determined Bubba could not be safely adopted. The dog became aggressive after Manzanares surrendered him in July as he and his girlfriend Janette Solano, were being prosecuted for using the dog for sex.
An investigation began in April when the Aurora Police Department were notified concerning a domestic dispute. When authorities met Solana at a nearby gas station, she told the police officer she and Manzanares had an argument, and he had been pressuring her to have sex with their Akita mix dog named Bubba. Manzanares had been researching bestiality and insisted Solana keep an open mind.
Manzanares built a customized bench with padding to facilitate the sex acts with Bubba including spraying a hormone on the dog to arouse him. Police seized photos and videos of the couple and the dog having sex. Solano told police she had become “somewhat jealous” of her boyfriend’s relationship with the dog.
Jenee Shipman, a manager with the Aurora Animal Services stated Bubba could not be rehabilitated or adopted out.
“It is my opinion this dog is not a safe adoption candidate or transfer candidate based on the history, kennel behavior and continued aggression observed daily.”
In addition to six-months in jail, Manzanares, 51, will be on probation for two years after pleading guilty to two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. Solano received a deferred sentence for a single count of animal cruelty.
Rest in peace Bubba.
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Amazing encounter caught on video!