We’re dog lovers here at TASER but realize that there are occaisions when a TASER ECD has been used to subdue aggressive canines. TASERs on dogs can be an effective way to deter a threatening animal. One of our favorite stories is from Shreveport, Louisiana, “Woman’s Best Friend.” An elderly woman’s dog won’t leave her side after she suffers from some sort of medical emergency. When the ambulance crew arrives the dog won’t let them near her. Shreveport police show up, Cpl. Christian Hicks, “The dog would charge at us then back up. He would go back over and lick her face, trying to get her up and help her. He’s a very, very loyal dog.” Cpl. Hicks then uses his TASER ECD to subdue the faithful dog long enough to get the woman to a safe place for the paramedics to treat her & put the canine companion behind closed doors.
We’re glad the situation worked out well, the dog was safe, the paramedics were able to do their job & the woman received the help she needed.