"THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED. IF YOU COULD HAVE SEEN THE FACE RIPPED OFF THIS LITTLE HORSE...THIS WAS NO FAMILY PET THAT DID THIS !!!!
I'M CONCERNED ABOUT PIT BULLS IN GENERAL BECAUSE THIS IS GOING ON ALL OVER OUR NATION. SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE RECOGNITION OF IT."
A Tuscaloosa County man says he was forced to kill the two dogs that allegedly killed his miniature horses when the canines charged him. Randy Rogers wants more done to protect people from pit bulls after two of them mauled his miniature horses in Fosters Thursday morning.
Just before 7 a.m., he claims neighbors and family called him to his pasture off Gainesville Road.
"I spent the last six weeks feeding it every three hours in my little car lot uptown. I brought it here two days ago and two of them were killed, another stallion and the little bay. It was very sad,"
Rogers and others in this community near Myrtlewood Elementary School say a pair of dogs have been out of control here for months. Besides killing Rogers' horses and some of his chickens, others blame the dogs for killing a couple of cats.
The dogs were still in the pasture when Rogers arrived there after the attack. He says they charged at him and he was forced to kill them with his pistol.
Rogers said he considers pit bulls a dangerous breed and believes there should be legislation making it more difficult for folks to own them.
The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the animal attack. Lt. Andy Norris says the dogs' owner was identified and charged with permitting dogs to run at large, which is a $25 fine.