Pit bulls attack a horse in Mint Hill


Yet another pit bull attack has occurred in Mint Hill.  Police reported today that they were dispatched to the 3300 block of Dan Hood Road last Tuesday in reference to two pit bulls attacking a horse that was in a fenced in pasture. This was the second call within the past 10 days involving the same two dogs and horse.

Bill Williamson of Mint Hill reported the attacks. He and his adult sons were outside keeping an eye out for the dogs. When officers arrived they went out to the pasture and discovered that the dogs had attacked the horse again and were now running back across the road.

In the meantime, Williams had collapsed of an apparent heart attack and was being attended to by his sons. They told police Williamson had prior heart problems. Officers started CPR and retrieved an Automated External Defibrillator from the trunk of one of the patrol vehicles. Officers attached the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) pads to Mr. Williamson and delivered a shock.

Williamson started to cough and regained partial consciousness. Upon the arrival of MEDIC, Williamson had regained consciousness and was able to answer questions. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital (Main). Less than 48 hours later he was released and is now back home resting comfortably.

The dogs were later captured by CMPD Animal Control and Care and taken to their facility.

Another pit bull attack in Mint Hill recently injured 6-year-old Jakob Clark. Because of this incident, as well as one in Waxhaw that killed a 6-year-old girl, Mint Hill Board of Commissioners are considering tougher dog laws within the town.

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One comment on “Pit bulls attack a horse in Mint Hill
  1. As I always say when these things happen – there are no bad dogs (they are not born bad), only bad owners. Don’t get me wrong: once a bad owner screws up a dog, it likely becomes a bad dog. But they aren’t born that way.

    I have been around dogs all my life…dobies, rotties, pits, shepherds…the only time I’ve ever been bitten? A darling little Shih-Tzu.

    So my question is: Why wasn’t the owner of these dogs dealt with the first time?

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