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Pitbulls Attack Horserider, One Dog Shot and Killed

The attack occurs along a trail near Foothill Boulevard and Walnut Avenue in San Dimas Saturday morning.

A 24-year-old man shot and killed one of two pit bulls attacking a woman and her horse along a trail in San Dimas Saturday morning, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

Authorities were notified of the attack in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Walnut Avenue at 8:58 a.m., said Lt. David Vega of the sheriff's San Dimas station.

"They knocked her off the horse and took the horse down,'' Vega said.

"One of them latched onto the horse's upper leg and locked on. She (the rider)
suffered a few scrapes."

Vega said the man, from San Dimas, fired some shots from the .22-caliber rifle into the pit bull, breaking the dog's lock on the horse's leg and killing it.

The extent of the horses' injuries were not immediately known. Animal control workers arrived and took the other dog into custody.

The dogs may have come from a local residence or pit bull rescue, the sheriff's lieutenant said.

The shotgun-wielding man was not cited or arrested for the shooting.

Steven Hanson February 24, 2013 at 05:35 PM
I'm assuming pitbulls will be outlawed about the same time rottweilers, mastiffs, Dobermans, guns and alcohol will be unavailable to the public sector. Banning all bad things won't change the world much. It's the world we live in. Unfortunate things will always happen.
Spirithing February 24, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Guns and alcohol don't attack people and pitbulls attack more often than the other animals you named
Steven Hanson February 25, 2013 at 05:01 PM
It doesn't matter. I reiterate: "Unfortunate things will always happen. Legislate,lobby, complain...it won't change anything. The world is what it is.
MDGDA February 26, 2013 at 01:58 PM
I find the usage of "shotgun-wielding man" interesting. Not sure what the author was trying to do with this statement. How about, hero that saved the woman life. Especially because it appears it was a .22 rifle not a shotgun.
Lorraine Terpening February 26, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Thank you, good Samaritan! Sadly, some dogs wont release, even when hit with 2x4's.

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