COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A pack of wild dogs attacked and killed a miniature horse Friday morning in the Cerro Gordo community.
BJ Batten explained her husband said six or seven wild dogs killed her horse of 14 years, Shine Boy. She says, her husband tried saving her pet.
"Larry came to get up, but he's cripple with arthritis. He came through the door with a pistol in his hand. I said what's the matter. He said dogs are on Shine Boy. It didn't register at first. He can't walk good, but he got out there and started firing the pistol up in the air because he can't aim and shoot with his cripple hands. He came back and he said Shine Boy was gone. That he was dead. I couldn't believe Shine Boy was dead, said Batten.
Workers with Columbus County Animal Control said Batten lives in a rural area where people dump dogs they don't want. They said the area is also known to be a place where hunters will dump deer corpses.
According to animal control, workers can only put dog traps on property at the landowner's request.
While two traps will be added to Batten's property next week, she's still scared for her life because the wild dogs aren't afraid of anything.
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