Prize Winning Horse Dies to Pit Bulls
San Antonio, TX - On June 8th, 2005, it was reported that two loose pit bulls attacked and killed a prized miniature horse name Smokey just south of San Antonio. The horse breeder, Jeremy Beale, said he found Smokey lying in the corner of his pen. "He was breathing through a hole in his neck."
"His neck was completely full of puncture wounds. His muzzle was covered in puncture wounds," he added.
Beale said he's worried the dogs will attack a child. He warned his neighbors to be on the lookout for the two pit bulls that killed the 200-pound horse. "They mauled him," said Beale. "There was no trying to eat him or anything -- they just chewed him up. They completely ripped off one ear right at the skull," he said.
Beale said one of the black pit bulls had a white chest and legs. He said both dogs appeared to be well cared for. Beale said that Smokey's owners have offered a reward to help track down the owner of the pit bulls. DogsBite.org did not learn if the owners were ever found. If they were, please write to us.
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