WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — On Wednesday 20 March 2013, a pitbull that was with his owner but not on a leash, attacked two WPD police horses as the Mounted Officers were passing through 2nd and Chestnut Streets.
The dog latched on to one of the horses as the Officers tried to get their mounts away. The horse received several puncture wounds and scratches, however after being seen by a vet, it was determined that no serious injury took place.
The dog also bit the boot of one of the riders but did not cause injury.
The dog was taken into custody by the NHCSO Animal Control and the owner was charged on a citation for City Code Violation of not having a dog on a leash.