NYPD horse recovering after being attacked by pit bull in Brooklyn

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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (PIX11) —  An NYPD horse is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon.

Officer Luis Ramos and his horse Pompey II were making their way to the 75 Precinct on Sutter Avenue in East New York at about 12:45p.m.  when a pit bull charged the stallion at Essex Street. The dog bit Pompey II on his chest and inner thigh, causing puncture wounds and abrasions.

Pompey II with Officer Luis Ramos, and Limerick with Officer Laurene Bove. Pompey II is expected to fully recover. (Photo: DCPI)

Pompey II with Officer Luis Ramos, and Limerick with Officer Laurene Bove. Pompey II is expected to fully recover. (Photo: DCPI)

Thankfully, Officer Ramos was able to control Pompey II during the attack, making sure to keep the dog in  front of the horse. Mounted Officer Laurene Bove witnessed the attack, and came to the pair’s aid with her horse, Limerick, which scared the dog back into a yard on Essex Street. The dog’s owner was able to secure it.

The pit bull was taken to the Center for Animal Care and Control on Linden Boulevard,  where it will be held pending an investigation.

Pompey II is being treated by a veterinarian at a stable on Brighton 3rd Street, and is expected to fully recover after a few days rest.

He will also be treated to extra apples and carrots, the NYPD says.