Two men have been arrested in Central California on suspicion of tying a dog to a fire hydrant, slashing it with machetes and leaving it for dead.
Police in Merced believe the attack on Friday happened after the Siberian Husky named Lucious bit 45-year-old Myron L. Pattillo's dog. Police said Pattillo and 29-year-old Aaron Carney caught up with the man walking Lucious on a residential street, grabbed the dog and used a leash to tie him to the fire hydrant.
After the attack, the badly wounded dog had to be euthanized.
The Merced Sun-Star reports the suspects were taken into custody for investigation of animal cruelty and robbery.