Dog Tazed, Owner Charged

Storm Lake police were dispatched at 6:00 Tuesday night to East First and Superior Street to investigate a white husky dog chasing people in the neighborhood and acting aggressively.

Officers attempted to capture the dog using a catch pole with no success. On two occasions, the animal lunged at officers and officers shot it with a Taser but it had no apparent effect on the dog. The dog was pursued to the backyard at 201 Hudson Street, where the owner emerged from the residence and was able to gain control of the animal.

The owner… 22-year-old Javier Zuniga-Cardenas, of Storm Lake… was cited for dog at large and released pending a court date. Police gave notice to the owner to remove the dog from the city limits or face further action. No injuries were reported.