New Information In Pitbull Incident

Photo courtesy of the Barnegat Police Department

BARNEGAT – Barnegat Police are search for two pit bulls, one grey and one white, that were allegedly involved in an attack on another dog yesterday.

  On July 7 at approximately 2:13 p.m., Barnegat Police responded to a call for a dog attack at 169 Redwood Drive. Once on the scene, officers discovered that a woman was walking her dog in the area when two dogs assumed to be pitbulls emerged from between two mobile homes and attacked her dog.

  “The woman yelled for help and two area residents tried to separate the dogs by pulling them apart and even striking the dogs with a pipe. The two dogs were described as pit bulls, one gray in color and the other white with brown markings, ran from the area,” stated Barnegat Police.

  While on route to an emergency veterinarian, the injured dog succumbed to its injuries.

  The two residents who came to the woman’s aid during the attack suffered multiple lacerations to the arms and knee pain as a result of the struggle.

  While officers remained in the area for hours following the incident, the dogs were not immediately located. Police checked neighboring residences for the two dogs described in the attack, also advising Stafford Police of the attack.

  Police sent out an alert at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 stating that the dogs were seen near Pinewood Estates and Brighton Ave. Pinewood Estates is located just off of Route 72 in Barnegat Township.

  “Do not approach! Please contact the police,” the alert read.

  As of approximately 10 a.m. on July 8, police alerted residents that the dogs were still on the loose.

  “The two Pit bulls involved in yesterdays incident still have not been located,” read the Nixle alert.

  Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the dogs and/or the owner(s) should call Barnegat Police at 609-698-5000.