Dogs Attack Jack the Ruth Donkey
On April 17 about 2 P.M., Crystal Hurley with her daughter and daughter’s friend drove by Jack, a donkey, that lives just below Ruth Dam. They usually yell greetings at him as they pass. But this time, what they saw horrified them. Jack was being attacked by what Hurley says were two brindle pitbulls and, in spite of trying to defend himself, he was injured.
“We turned around to chase the dogs off and they would not leave. We had to go for help,” Hurley explained. A neighbor, “a full grown man with a road side construction sign in his hand,” tried to disperse the two canines. One of the animals, the female, became aggressive towards the neighbor.
“The female [dog] was willing to take on a human,” Hurley explained. Eventually though, the two animals were driven off. Hurley described the two canines as brindle pitbulls–one a female with a green collar, one a fully intact male with a red collar.
“This is really not to far from where the stray dogs were shot on Buck Mountain, explained Hurley. “Stray dogs [are] not good. Babies are getting ready to be born…cattle that free range out there are getting ready to have calves.”
Jack received injuries to his face and leg. The Trinity County sheriff was called and Jack’s owner was notified.