Apple Valley, CA - On October 5, we reported a story about a group of dogs that attacked a horse in Apple Valley. Prior to attacking the horse named Ruger, the dogs attacked a Shetland pony in the area. The incident occurred on the morning of September 16. The owner of the pony named Sugar said the attack was extended, and that Sugar died four days later of a heart attack.
Sugar's owners have sent DogsBite.org photos of the pony and her injuries. DogsBite.org was also informed that the dogs reportedly at stake had been strays that a family had started feeding. We cannot stress enough how dangerous this is. We have written about this issue on multiple occasions. Please always contact animal control when stray dogs are present.
10/05/08: Killer Dogs Euthanized After Week Long Rampage in Apple Valley
05/10/08: Pit Bull Attacks Three Horses Killing One (Possibly Two)