Dogs that killed Butler County miniature horses have been put down, dog warden says
Owner faces charges
Lauren Pack | Journal-News
4:09 PM, Dec 27, 2017
ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Two dogs that were part of a pack that killed miniature horses in St. Clair Twp. have been put down, according to Butler County Deputy Dog Warden Supervisor Kurt Merbs.
Merbs said that sheriff’s office detectives questioned a suspected owner of the dogs and he confessed the animals were his, the Journal-News reported.
“He has no idea they were getting out or were going off the property,” Merbs said Tuesday. He added the owner, Terry Foister of Sipps Lane, thought the dogs may have killed raccoons.
When Foister learned of the death of the horses, he killed the dogs, according to detectives.
Foister was cited for failure to restrain a dog. He is scheduled to be arraigned next month in Hamilton Municipal Court.
A trio of dogs, described as either pit bulls or a pit bull mixed breed, attacked and killed one horse and mortally maimed another horse Dec. 16 at Mike Powell’s farm in the 1900 block of West Elkton Road, according to Merbs.