(CBS) — Security video just released by the Chicago dog pound shows the staff dragging a lifeless-looking dog by his neck across the room moments before he died.
Steve Miller updates a story WBBM first reported with the Better Government Association last year.
The dog’s name was Spike, and his owner took him to Chicago Animal Care and Control in March of last year.
Animal Control says Spike was aggressive – and in fact, that that’s why the owner gave him up – and that Animal Control staff used two catchpoles to restrain him, grabbing Spike around the neck.
He died soon after.
The Better Government Association sued the Emanuel administration to get the security video, and a year and a half later, the city has now released it.
“The video is appalling,” said Bob Herguth is director of investigations for the BGA. “Animal Care and Control workers that are supposed to be bringing dogs under control – they’re trained to do this. How does this happen where the dog is basically choked to death?”