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Dog tased by animal control on-camera

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - Animal control officers in several Arkansas cities are dealing with more unleashed animals.

In Walnut Ridge, animal control officers said the problem is so bad, they impound the animal if they pick it up three times. In most cases, it's dogs that are picked up. If no one claims the dog after five days, it is euthanized.

So a news a reporter went to Walnut Ridge to investigate. Shortly after the news crew arrived, they found a dog wandering without a leash inside of the city limits. While we were getting video of the dog roaming around, a Walnut Ridge animal control officer pulled up.

Their cameras were rolling as the animal control officer tased the dog. He says the animal was acting aggressively. The officer says he was within his rights to tase the animal.

Watch the video and tell us if he acted appropriately. Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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