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May 31, 2007
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Iowa police horse injured by pit bull

The Associated Press 

WATERLOO, Iowa — A pit bull terrier is dead after attacking three Waterloo, Iowa, police horse patrol officers in a residential area May 29.

The unleashed and unfenced dog attacked both the officers and their horses yesterday. Police say the dog bit a horse named "Rocky" several times, causing several injuries. Rocky threw his rider to the ground. The unidentified officer had minor injuries from the fall.

Other officers who came say they had no choice but to shoot the dog with a firearm to capture it. An animal control unit took the dog in for treatment, but it later died from injuries.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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