Friday, December 7, 2018

COWICHE WA - 4 PIT BULLS FATALLY MAULED A BELOVED HORSE "PINEAWAY"...THE MEAT GRINDERS ATE HER THROAT OUT, BROKE OFF BOTH FRONT FEET AND TORE HER HIDE OFF



Bill Haney says despite witnessing  FOUR PIT BULLS  attacking his horse of 23years, he made the decision not to shoot. "I didn't wanna shoot ‘em. I’m an animal lover," said Haney. 

He recalls memories of last night’s vicious attack. He says he heard a lot of thrashing going on in his yard on Track Road in Cowiche, and that’s when he ran outside to check on his horse Pineaway, and her daughter 18-year-old Blossom.

"There was four pit bulls up on top of her and I ran them off, went back to the house and got a gun, went back with a gun, and they were back on her, eating on her again, and she was still alive," said Haney.

After he managed to scare them off, the condition in which they left Pineaway didn't look good.

"BOTH FRONT FEET WERE BROKE OFF AND HER THROAT WAS JUST ABOUT GONE, AND LACERATIONS, MOST THE HIDE OFF HER LEG, AND THEY REALLY DID A JOB ON HER AND DID IT QUICK," HE SAID.
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Haney says Blossom walked away with a few gashes on her muzzle, but a veterinarian euthanized her mom to put her out of her misery. "She kept bawlin' and scrawlin' for her mom, and her mom’s laying down there dying, and still talking to her daughter. It was very sad, and a very bloody, gory mess," he said.

He says this isn't the first time those particular pit bulls have attacked his horses, but this is the first time the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says they've been called out to this area for this reason.  Deputies responded to last night's incident and say there was evidence of blood on the pit bulls faces and paws, linking them to the attack.

Public Information Officer Casey Schilperoort says the dogs owners have been cooperative and because of this attack, the owners have made a decision.  "The owners of the pit bulls decided they were going to euthanize the dogs, so that it doesn’t happen again," said Schilperoort.

According to the Yakima County Dangerous Dog Ordinance, any dog that bites, causes severe injury, or kills any domestic animal or livestock will be classified as engaging in Level 5 behavior.  And the owners in this case will be fined $500 for each dog and face up to 90 days of jail time, but they are not forced to euthanize their dogs.

https://kcby.com/news/nation-world/4-pit-bulls-to-be-put-down-after-fatal-attack-of-horse


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bill Haney is an idiot. He should never be allowed another animal again if he hesitated to shoot these dogs while they were killing his horse.

Anonymous said...

Let's all remember that the neighboring city of Yakima, WA repealed its Pit Bull ban this year because the HUMANE SOCIETY thought the ban was INHUMANE.

How human was the torture and death of this horse, Yakima?