April 9, 2013 4:14 pm
Updated: April 10, 2013 10:16 am

UPDATE: Dogs tasered during animal control call


CALGARY- Officers responding to a call for help after two dogs were spotted running loose in a schoolyard ended up tasering the animals.

Police and animal control bylaw officers were called out Tuesday morning to Ecole La Mosaique on Martindale Blvd. N.E.

Two large dogs, both Tibetan mastiffs, had been spotted running around on the playground during recess. When the school principal tried to nab them, he was nipped on the arm.

With officers in hot pursuit, the dogs ended up on the nearby LRT tracks.

One dog was tasered during the chase. The other dog was also tasered after it bit an officer on the leg. The bite was not serious.

The dogs are now in the custody of Animal and Bylaw Services.

Officers say the dogs were licensed, and are known to Bylaw services in light of another incident that happened a few days ago. Charges could be laid.

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