Added Nov 07 2012
This morning around 8 am Smith Park resident was getting out of her car in the 2500 block of Superior when she observed 2 off-leash pit bulls heading towards her. When she didn't see an owner, she quickly went inside her fence. At this point a stray cat that several neighbors feed crossed their path. They immediately pounced on the cat killing her. Carrying the dead cat, the dogs headed away from the neighbor, so she ran back to her car and started following them.
While talking to 911, she followed the dogs down alleys and across major streets for 30 min, but 911 never managed to get officers to where she was. She lost them near Potomac and Western when they headed down a street that was closed to auto traffic. The police did scour the area and warned people they saw on the street. Animal Control also was called.
The dogs are brown and white and very thin. Please be careful when walking and please warn your children. As is the law, please keep your own dogs on leashes when off your property. If you have an outside pet, you may want to ensure it's in an area that the dogs cannot access.
If you see these dogs, please call 911 immediately and tell the operator of today's incident.
Many thanks to the neighbor who wishes to remain anonymous and was quite shaken up by the sight of the dogs viciously attacking the cat.