Absecon, NJ – On Saturday morning, Linda Nell and her husband Louis heard their 10 year old golden retriever, Chrissy, barking frantically. When Linda went to investigate, 2 pitt bulls barged through her screen door and began viciously attacking Chrissy.
Linda and her husband Louis tried to get the dogs off of Chrissy. Louis fell on the dogs and also ended up being bit by one of the attacking dogs. Linda called the Absecon Police who arrived and shot one of the pit bulls. The other was taken from the home by Animal Control and reportedly has since been euthanized.
Meanwhile, Chrissy lay dying in the kitchen. Her throat was slit open and she did not survive the attack.
The owners of the pit bulls were not available for comment. One neighbor speculates that a rabid raccoon in the neighborhood is responsible for the behavior of the pit bulls.
73 year old Louis Nell is being treated for a bite on his arm and for rabies at their local hospital.
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