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Pitbulls Attack, Severely Injured Shih Tzu in Linden


Linden Police are investigating an animal attack that occurred in the city Wednesday night. 

According to Linden Police officials, at approximately 9:15 p.m., officers were on patrol in the area of Cleveland Avenue and Roselle Street when they observed a resident walking a small Shih Tzu.

Officials said the officers watched as two loose Pit Bulls approached and attacked the small dog. 

The Officers quickly hit the siren in their patrol car and the dogs stopped the attack.

Police say the officers were able to secure the dogs a few blocks away. 

According to Linden Police, the Shih Tzu sustained significant injuries to its leg and was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital by the owner.

The owner of the Pit Bulls was not located, and the dogs were turned over to the Newark Humaine Society, Linden Police officials said. 

Anyone with information about the owner of the dogs is urged to contact the Linden Police Department at (908) 474-8500.