Laval police fatally shot a dog after it repeatedly attacked a woman Thursday afternoon.
The call came in about the dog attack around 1:45 p.m., during which screams could be heard on the other end of the line, a police spokesperson said. When police arrived on the scene shortly after, the dog approached and began biting the woman a second time. After multiple failed attempts to get the dog away from the woman, police said they tried to gain control of the animal by tasering it.
They said the taser had “no real effect on the dog,” so they shot and killed the animal. The woman suffered bites to her foot, leg, arm and hand, with a possible arm fracture. She has been brought to hospital, and police said they are waiting on word of her condition.
An investigation is underway to determine exactly how the events unfolded.