By the time he did that, AC and the sheriff were here. Don't know what your laws are in CA, but here, issuing a ticket means that the dog has to be turned over to AC in 48hrs or the owner will be arrested.
She said originally that once he was in the fence they couldnt take him. BUT since they did take him, they will give him a couple options. He can sign the dog over to AC or they will have a proper trial. (sorry for edit, i got confused, too much in my head)
I hope to god he surrenders it. Again, I wish I had shot it, I know he is doing something natural to him, but he isn't a wolf, he's a dog, and even if Pumpkin was a pitiful excuse for a horse, he's still considered "livestock" to be protected.
Anyway apparently here and elsewhere, if the dog is still on your property you can shoot it.
Thanks everybody for your condolences, I just feel so sick, I can't even describe it. My son is still asleep. He won't notice for awhile, I have NO CLUE how to tell a 4 year old that his horse died in a nice way.....