BARNEGAT – The two pit bulls involved in a recent attack on another dog have finally been found, Barnegat Police announced.
After a three day investigation, the two pit bulls, one grey and one white, were located at approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 10 and taken into the custody of Animal Control Officers from the Popcorn Park Zoo. The dogs are required to be quarantined for 10 days as dictated by the Ocean County Health Department.
During the investigation, the owner of the two pit bulls, 60-year old Angela Greco of Barnegat, provided police with false information when asked about the incident. Greco ultimately surrendered the dogs to the Popcorn Park Zoo for quarantine.
Greco has been arrested and charged with obstructing the Administration of Law, Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence, and two Township Ordinances for Leash Requirements.
Additional charges are pending investigation.
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 pit bulls 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.