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Tasered dog rescued and now getting the help she needs

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It's been a stressful past few days for a stray dog who was maced and tased by El Cajon police and the concerned neighbors in Fletcher Hills who were trying to catch her.

The dog was caught in a humane trap on Tuesday morning and brought to San Diego County Animal Services. Despite being tased and maced, the dog appears to be fairly healthy.

"Health wise, the dog looks a little underweight, which is understandable for being out on the street. We'll go ahead and continue to assess her for the next couple of days," Lt. Kalani Hudson said.

Rebecca Stevens of volunteer dog rescue group Four Paws helped in the search for the sweet-tempered dog, which for now she's named Grace.

"The minute she got in that trap she almost let out this huge sigh," Stevens said.

The dog was spotted by News 8 cameras with what looked like a taser barb hanging from her body, and apparently pulled the barb out on its own.

Four Paws has placed a finder's hold on the dog, which does not have a microchip. If she is not claimed within a week, she could be taken by the group, who will then place her up for adoption.

"I'm sure there's a wonderful, loving home somewhere in San Diego just waiting for us," Stevens said.

Stevens told News 8 she's already received several inquiries into Grace's adoption.

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