PHILADELPHIA PA - 2 PIT BULLS ROAMING TOGETHER GOT A CHANCE TO BE "GOOD PITS" EARLY THIS MORNING BY GRIPPING AND HOLDING AN 8-YEAR-OLD LAB BEAGLE MIX "ILSA", BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER, DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK UNTIL SHE WAS DEAD!!! GOOD PIT!!!!!
Edith Bissell's dog, Ilsa, was viciously attacked by a pair of free-running pit bulls before dawn Friday morning. The Lab mix, named after the female lead in the classic movie "Casablanca," was so badly injured that she could not be saved. Bissell has heard from authorities that one pit bull was recovered last night in the Fairmount neighborhood where the attack happened.
Out of the pre-dawn dark of Friday morning, a pair of roaming pit bull-type dogs made a beeline for Ilsa, a Lab/beagle mix walking the Fairmount neighborhood with owner Edith Bissell.
Animal control officials are seeking to locate a pair of aggressive dogs that attacked another dog being walked by its owner in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia on Friday morning.
The injured pet, an eight-year-old lab mix named Ilsa, was euthanized after suffering life-threatening neck and head wounds, according to Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital.
A 43-year-old woman was walking her dog around 5:54 a.m. when the TWO PIT BULLS attacked, police said. The dog suffered critical injuries and was taken to the Penn Vet facility for treatment.
The animals reportedly are still on the loose.
The attack left blood stains on the sidewalk in front of the Sunoco gas station at 23rd Street and Fairmount Avenue.
Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia has received several reports of two dogs roaming together near that intersection, according to a posting by the agency on Nextdoor at 2:35 p.m. Friday. ACCT officers will continue patrolling the area. ACCT officials are seeking a description of the aggressive dogs, according to the posting.
ACCT officials did not immediately return a request for more information.
"We do not currently have a description of these dogs and are seeking any information that would assist our Animal Control Officers in their capture and impoundment," ACCT posted on Nextdoor. "If you have any information you are encouraged to contact our dispatch office at 267-385-3800, option 1."