Pit bulls maul pregnant mare near Selma

    Josephine County authorities say three pit bulls who killed a pregnant mare have been taken to a shelter and will not be returned to their owner.

    Animal control supervisor Brad Tally says the owner of the dogs will likely be fined for maintaining a dangerous dog.

    Caryn Gumaer owned the mare named Sugar Plum. She says a neighbor still traumatized by Friday's attack saw five dogs slip under a fence and maul the horse that was days away from giving birth.

    An animal control officer could only find three of the suspects. A check of their feces turned up hair from the horse.

    A neighbor with a backhoe helped bury Sugar Plum under an apple tree near Selma.

    — The Associated Press

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