Monday, June 23, 2008
Pelican Rapids, MN - On the same day that DogsBite.org released our first report: Dog Attacks on Livestock and Horses January - May 2008, a pony was viciously attacked by two pit bulls. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the attack. In true-to-form "bull baiting" style, two pit bulls bit the horse on the neck so hard that they were hanging by its neck when bystanders tried to pull the dogs off the horse.
After the dogs let go of the horse, they turned their attention to nearby people. The "redirected" attack onto humans left a 17-year old boy bit on the ankle and sent a pregnant woman toppling to the ground. The boy was taken to St. Mary's hospital in Detroit Lakes for treatment. The horse suffered several puncture wounds to its neck and injury to a hind leg. Charges against the dog's owner are pending.
06/23/08: Dog Attacks on Livestock and Horses January - May 2008
05/10/08: Pit Bull Attacks Three Horses Killing One (Possibly Two)
05/08/08: Donkey Dies Following Bull Terrier Attack
Labels: Horse Attack
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| 6/24/2008 5:37 AM |
“In the Lockwood &Rindy study(1987), 42 percent of pit bull attacks involved dogs that were fenced, chained or inside prior to the incident. Another 14% involved dogs jumping fences or breaking chains. For bites involving other breeds, 26.7 were similiarly restrained, BUT ONLY 1% involved breaking restraint.”
“In the Pit Bull incidents, 58% of the victims were walking or had no interaction with the dog prior to the attack, 19.8 were bitten coming to the aid of a person or animal that had been attacked, 7.9% were playing with the animal and 5 % were provoking the animal. In the cases involving other breeds 48.4 percent involved no direct interaction, 27.4 play and 1.6% provocation.”