A 15-year-old Hoquiam girl was injured and a dog owner from Lacey was cited by Ocean Shores Police after his unleashed dog attacked horses on a beach Sunday, The Daily World reported.
Police said the 31-year-old man’s pit bull chased two horses down the beach. The teen was injured when she was thrown from one of the horses as it ran away from the dog. She was taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen by ambulance, but the extent of her injuries were not made public.
The dog bit both horses, causing “severe lacerations,” KBKW radio in Aberdeen reported. The horses are rental horses owned by the Honey Pearl Ranch.
The Lacey man was given a ticket for an animal at large, and he could face additional charges pending an investigation by the Animal Control officer, according to KXRO radio in Aberdeen. In addition, the pit bull could be declared a potentially dangerous dog.