Several miniature horses and a donkey were killed in two separate mauling attacks by a pack of vicious dogs at a San Jose zoo.
The dogs attacked four miniature horses, including one named “Sweet William,” on Jan. 15 at the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, CBS SF Bay Area reported.
Security cameras captured the attack, but zookeepers were unable to catch the dogs.
“We looked at our security camera footage and figured out that there were three domestic dogs inside the zoo that night,” Happy Hollow Zoo Director Valerie Regal told CBS.
Three remaining horses and a donkey were moved to a more secure enclosure with a six-foot chain link fence.
But on Jan. 20, the dogs struck again — making their way into the cage by digging under the fence line to kill three more miniature horses and a Sicilian donkey.
“Those animals touched a lot of lives. They’re really going to be missed. So our sympathies go out to everybody,” Regal said.
The zoo caught the two biggest dogs, but the third dog, likely a Chihuahua, is still on the loose. It’s not considered a threat to other zoo animals, according to the report.
Animal Control officials in San Jose expect to euthanize the dogs, whose owners have not yet stepped forward.