A pack of five stray dogs attacked and killed a horse and donkey at a rescue farm in Shepherd, marking the second time since the facility opened last year that wild canines have killed an animal there.
Kara Bell of Rockin K Ranch reported the latest incident to authorities at the San Jacinto County Sheriff's office, according to KTRK Ch. 13, which also notes authorities are now investigating the situation. Bell's pet pot belly pig was her first fatality in an area that has only one animal control office.
Bell, well known as an animal lover, and neighbors with complaints about the dogs are seeking more protection from the strays.
Bell described the recent attack after witnessing three of the dogs viciously tearing at and biting the head of one of her rescue colts. She then discovered the donkey, her daughter's pet, dead in one of the stalls at the farm.
Bell, well known as an animal lover, and neighbors with complaints about the dogs are seeking more protection from the strays that pack up in the county searching for food. Officials at the sheriff's department say they need more manpower.
Rockin K Ranch has enjoyed a successful beginning by placing 23 horses in safe homes. Now its mission of horse refuge is in danger of being thwarted by animals of another temperament.