Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thanks, Horse Journals.Com

I'm serious.

A few days ago, a rescue dog who does not like horses was being taken for a walk by a volunteer at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.

Philadelphia still offers tourists the opportunity to ride in a horse-drawn carriage. You can see where this is going.

The dog, described in every single article as a Pit Bull, became frightened, slipped her collar, and bit the horse. The horse kicked her, the carriage driver hit her on the head with his whip. The horse suffered a bite wound to his chest/leg, while the dog may have a broken leg from the encounter.

I think City Pittie has enough of a breakdown of the "attack" that I don't need to. She actually knows the dog, named Kelly, and has some personal insight into the situation that I can't offer.

The news media had a field day with the story - Pit Bull was in every single title.

The dog is a mixed breed. She may be part Pit Bull or American Bulldog or something. But she isn't a purebred APBT. For one, she has a double coat. reported the known facts of the story - a dog bit a carriage horse. And they do it in like a 100 words. Color me impressed.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

That's the same article carried on - the only one which gives her description as a "mixed breed dog". I've sent them a nice letter thanking them for not sensationalizing it.

Fortunately, PAWS kicks ass and nothing bad will happen to Kelly, who sustained minor injuries. She will not be adopted into a home with horses ;)