The horse, Joker, died after the attack. Authorities are not sure if the death was directly due to the attack, as the horse was more than 30 years old.
The attack occurred on Dan Hood Road, off Idlewild Road across from Rice Road. It was on the same road where two pit bulls attacked the horse and its caregiver, Bill Williamson, in February 2011.
Williamson suffered a heart attack during that event. The two dogs were euthanized. It is not clear if the dogs responsible for Wednesday’s attack were owned by the same person.
Mint Hill police say the two dogs, named Bubba and Chucky, were last seen Wednesday evening near Dan Hood Road and Idlewild Road. That is a short distance from Mint Hill Middle School, where administrators sent a message home to parents, saying extra law enforcement personnel had been assigned to the school to protect students, staff and visitors. http://www.charlotte...dogs-loose.html
Comment on the article from Klector: I live next to the man whose horse was killed. The dogs belong to the same bonehead that owned the dogs from the previous attacks... that's right, plural, attackS!. in 2011, the dogs escaped and attacked the horse but the owner chased them away and called the police. The police told the owner to make sure they secured the dogs. Two weeks later, they escaped and attacked the horse again. That is when the owner had the heart attack while chasing the dogs away. Only after the SECOND bloody attack did the police take the dogs and put them down.
Less than a month later, the bonehead had more dogs. They have escaped a few times and nothing has been done. Now they killed the horse and are still loose. I have a son and wife that walk our dog daily and they are at risk of being attacked in our own neighborhood.
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