Pit bull attack leaves horse seriously wounded

Reports say that the dog bit the horse several times and ripped off parts of its genitals. 

A  pit bull attacked a horse at around 2pm near a school in Hamrun, seriously injuring it. Reports say that the dog was being kept in the same place as a female dog, likely for breeding purposes, when it attacked a horse that was on the same location. It bit the horse several times and reportedly ripped off parts of its genitals. The horse escaped and hit a car that was parked in Triq Farsons. The dog also bit the horse's owners' father, who was allegedly trying to defend the horse. Following that, the dog escaped, prompting a search from the police and the Animal Welfare Department who eventually caught it in Triq is-Sewwieqa, Hamrun.  
The injured man has since been taken to Mater Dei Hospital while the horse has been sent to a vetinarary clinic for treatment. The dog has been sent to St Francis' Centre in Ta' Qali where it will be examined.
The dog isn't micro-chipped and part of its ear is cut off. The police and the Animal Welfare Department are investigating whether it had been used as a fighting dog.