Sunday, August 24, 2008
Levelland, TX - It was reported On August 17th that a Hockley County family had to stab to death a stray pit bull, after the dog attacked and killed one of their miniature horses and critically injured another. The attack happened at a home outside of Levelland. Debbie Whitley says she had just let her dog outside to play when she noticed a pit bull covered in blood.
When she went inside her barn to check on the animals, she found her prize-winning miniature stallion mauled to death, and her mini-mare barely alive. Whitley says her husband caught the pit bull on their property and killed it with a knife to make sure it couldn't attack again. She says she's had her mini-stallion for the past 14 years, and she's heartbroken from losing him.
She's hoping this story will convince dog owners to start properly constraining their pets and not let them roam free. She and her friends are planning to petition the county to start enforcing tougher laws to help control the stray dog population. Whitley says the mini-mare is expected to recover, but the horse is pregnant and may lose the baby.
08/10/08: Video: Two Pit Bulls Attack and Kill Horse in Kingsport
06/23/08: Report: Dog Attacks on Livestock and Horses January - May 2008
06/23/08: Pit Bulls Attack Shetland Pony then "Redirect" Attack onto Nearby People
See all: Horse Attacks by Pit Bulls
Labels: Horse Attack
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