A Carson City deputy was forced to taser an attacking dog Monday afternoon after the dog pounced on Teddy, one of the Sheriff's Department's two drug-sniffing K9s.
Deputy Dan Ochsenschlager had responded to a domestic dispute on Shriver Drive, where a man alleged that his girlfriend was on drugs. Ochsenschlager was having Teddy search the woman's vehicle when her pit bull-boxer mix charged.
Ochsenschlager deployed his taser and the pit bull was incapacitated enough to release Teddy.
No drugs were found and there was no arrest made in the domestic dispute.
Animal Control Supervisor Pat Wiggins said the pit bull and another dog at the house that got into the fray will be quarantined for 10 days.
Teddy was back on the street that evening.
"He's just a little tender," said Ochsenschlager.