Horse attacked, killed by dogs in Hendry County

Published: November 22, 2021 4:04 PM EST
Updated: November 22, 2021 5:09 PM EST

Community members in Hendry County are keeping their fences locked after a neighbor’s two Pitbulls fatally attacked a horse.

Hendry County homeowner Kristina showed WINK News the spot where she watched two Pitbulls attack her neighbor’s horse Saturday.

Kristina said, “it was just unbelievable. Completely unbelievable. We basically just got the dogs off of the horse called the neighbor. And then we just call the police.”

The horse’s owner was too distraught to go on camera, but she told WINK News she inherited “Sassy” from her late son in 2011.

That’s why she’s heartbroken over the loss of her older horse.

Kristina and her husband found Sassy with bite marks and covered in blood from head to toe.

“It was brutal. It was not pleasant at all. Not something we expected at all in this neighborhood,” said Kristina.

Sassy’s owner told me deputies shot the horse to prevent further suffering. Kristina said this isn’t the first dangerous attack by neighborhood dogs.

“We’ve you know, called animal control about animal control before in the past. And it is worrisome for us, you know, we want to be able to move freely.”

Until then, they said they will keep their fences locked until they feel free and safe.

WINK News reached out to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office to get more information on the attack and where the dogs are now and are still waiting to hear back.