Aggressive dog tasered
An aggressive dog was the first target of a North Shore police taser since the weapon became permanent on March 1.
North Shore police area commander inspector Les Paterson says police destroyed a crossbred dog similar to a pitbull in Glenfield on Saturday afternoon.
Police were called after a person was bitten when the aggressive dog attacked their dog. Mr Paterson says the aggressive dog became very agitated and ran from police through the neighbourhood. Police cornered and shot the dog after an unsuccessful taser attempt, he says.
"Police are not equipped to secure dangerous dogs and couldn’t risk it getting away again and hurting someone else," says Mr Paterson.
He says the injured person was treated for moderate injuries.
Sheese, of course a taser wouldn't work on a dog! Their pain theshold is a lot more than ours, and all you end up doing is making the dog more aggressive !!