Horse attacked by pitbull dog at Sydney’s Centennial Park as witness slams owners

Wild moment an off-leash pitbull charges at a $100,000 horse – as witnesses slam the attack dog’s ‘useless’ owners

  • Horse attacked by vicious pitbull in Sydney’s Centennial Park on Saturday
  • Witnesses filmed the horrifying moment the dog attempted to bite the animal
  • The owner was ‘shaken up’ while the pitbull’s owners refused to provide details 

Bystanders captured the horrifying moment an off-leash pitbull attacked a $100,000 horse in front of shocked families at a Sydney park.

Footage from Centennial Park in the city’s east on Saturday afternoon caught the moment the vicious pet ‘locked on’ to the horse named Lunar, who was being walked through a trail.

Ian, the horse’s owner, and several others attempted to fight off the aggressive dog as the animal repeatedly bit at the legs of the much larger creature.

Bystanders captured the horrifying moment an off-leash pitbull attacked a horse in front of shocked families at a Sydney park

Bystanders captured the horrifying moment an off-leash pitbull attacked a horse in front of shocked families at a Sydney park

The attack was caught on camera by local resident Shannon Bishop, who described the incident as ‘awful.’ 

‘I saw the horse rear up on its hind legs and thought s**t what’s going on there?’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

‘Then I saw the dog. I was absolutely shocked at how aggressive the dog was, I could see it trying to snap at the underbelly of the horse. It was also snapping at the legs.’

The pitbull repeatedly runs back and forth attempting to dodge the good Samaritans trying to block it from taking more chunks out of horse’s hind legs.

Lunar eventually kicks the dog off him with a defensive swing that could have killed the animal.

The attack was caught on camera by local resident Shannon Bishop, who walked into the section of the park several minutes into the attack

The attack was caught on camera by local resident Shannon Bishop, who walked into the section of the park several minutes into the attack

Eventually Ian grabs the dog by the collar and swings it away, before the animal’s two owners scoop him up and run away without even offering an apology.

‘It was awful to see,’ Ms Bishop said of the pair, who were ‘without any regard’ for the horse.

‘I was incredibly shocked at how useless the dog’s owners were, at one stage they were attempting to block the dog but it went on for ages. It was quite confronting,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I really was afraid it was going to get the horse.’

The pitbull runs back and forth attempting to dodge the people blocking it before repeatedly biting at the horse's legs

The pitbull runs back and forth attempting to dodge the people blocking it before repeatedly biting at the horse’s legs

‘Ian kept asking for details but they refused, scooped up their dog and ran off to their car,’ she said.

The incident has been reported to Centennial Parklands rangers. Daily Mail Australia has contacted them for a response.

Witnesses said the horse rider was ‘shaken up’ by the attack.

Daily Mail Australia has also contacted the dog’s owner for comment. 

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