EAST NEW YORK — A pit bull attack a police horse in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon biting it on the chest and leg, police said.
Mounted police officer Luis Ramos was riding Pompey II back to the 75th Precinct at about 12:47 p.m. when the dog suddenly charged at them in front of 490 Essex St., according to the NYPD.
The pit bull's attack caused puncture wounds on the horse's chest and inner leg, but Ramos was able to keep his mount under control.
Mounted officer Laurene Bove was riding her horse, Limerick, nearby when she witnessed the attack and came to aid Pompey II.
The officers eventually got the dog to retreat back into the yard at 490 Essex St., where the owner was able to grab the pit bull.
Pompey II was taken to a stable in Brighton Beach where a veterinarian will treat him.
He is expected to make full recovery and will get a few “extra apples and carrots,” police said.
Animal Care and Control is looking after the dog while police investigate the incident.