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Monday, July 12, 2010

Pennsylvania Dog Dies After Being Tasered By City Police

See also a story from April 2009, where Taser International spokesperson Steve Tuttle says: "The Taser has been used on animals with great success, so there must have already been a pre-existing condition in the dog that had nothing to do with the Taser device" - Stray dog's death apparently unrelated to Taser

July 12, 2010
Craig Schaffer, WRTA News Radio

A dog described as an aggressive pit bull was killed over the weekend by Altoona Police. After receiving a call from a neighbor of the dog's owner police found two pit bulls were running loose in the area of Howard Avenue and 1st Street about 6:30 Saturday evening. When the dog’s owner couldn’t be located a police officer used a taser on one of the dogs. That apparently caused the dog’s death. Published reports say the dog's owner, Elbert Feagin, of 100 Howard Avenue, says his dog was killed unnecessarily and only because it was a pit bull.

The matter remains under investigation.

1 comment:

Excited-Delirium.com said...

YumaSun - "Sorry, that article is no longer available." Do you have an indirect TNT reference?