BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, OCEAN COUNTY NJ - POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR 2 PIT BULLS THAT FATALLY MAULED A WOMAN'S DOG AS SHE WAS WALKING IT ON A LEASH ...2 RESIDENTS WERE INJURED WHEN THEY CAME TO HELP HER ...THEN THE LAND SHARKS RAN OFF!!
The attack happened Sunday around 2 p.m. when police were called to a development on the 100 block of Redwood Drive in the Pinewood Estates section of town.
According to police, Julie Kline was walking her leashed dog when two dogs came out behind two mobile homes and attacked her dog.
Her dog weighed around 60 lbs., and was part Cocker Spaniel, part Great Pyrenees.
Kline tearfully says she watched in horror as the dogs came out of nowhere and went right for her dog’s throat, and didn't stop until her dog, Sanford, was dead -- even after neighbors tried beating the two attacking dogs with a shovel and pipe.
Kline is now pleading for anyone who may have information to call police.
“Please, please do the right thing and call the police,” says Kline. “You have too. This could be a child, it could be someone’s baby, other dogs. There's elderly people that walk tiny little dogs that will get hurt if they are attacked.”
Police were still searching Monday for the owner of TWO PIT BULLS that attacked and killed a woman’s dog while she was walking it in Barnegat this weekend.
The attack happened at 2:13 p.m. on Sunday near 169 Redwood Drive inthe Jersey Shore town when the two pit bullsa gray one and another with “white and brown markings," emerged from between two mobile homes and ran at the woman’s leashed dog, according to a release from the Barnegat Police.
As the woman yelled for help, two residentstried to separate the dogs by pulling them apart and even hit the pit bulls with a pipe, officials said. The dogs then ran from the areabut not before injuring the woman’s dog to the point where it died from its wounds while it was being taken to an emergency vet, authorities said.
The two people who tried to separate the dogs suffered multiple lacerations to their arms and “knee pain," the release stated.
Police checked homes in the area where the attack occurred for “several hours” to see if the dogs matching the description given by the woman were there, but could not find them. The Stafford Police Department was also notified because the incident occurred close to Barnegat’s border with the town.
Anyone with information on the location of the dogs or their owners was asked to cal 609-698-5000 and was warned not to confront the dogs if they were found.