PSPCA seeks information on who stabbed Woobie

Pennsylvania SPCA Offers $1,700 reward in case of dog stabbed in North Philadelphia

Female pitbull-type dog found Monday with stab wounds, left to die


Philadelphia, PA (March 7, 2018) - The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $1,700 reward, generously provided by two donors who wish to remain anonymous, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for stabbing a young female pitbull-type dog in North Philadelphia and discarding her near the Fern Rock Train Station on Monday.


The PSPCA is investigating the stabbing of the dog, who has affectionately been named Woobie. Woobie is currently in stable condition at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital where she is being cared for as part of the Penn Vet Shelter Medicine's Richard Lichter Charity for Dogs Program.


On Monday morning at approximately 7:45am, a Good Samaritan walking their dog came upon the injured Woobie and called The Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT Philly). After picking up the dog, ACCT Philly transferred her to the Pennsylvania SPCA for care and investigation. Woobie was found to have multiple stab wounds on her rib cage, trauma to her lungs and possible internal bleeding.


Information about the incident is still being uncovered, and the PSPCA is asking for the help of anyone who may know Woobie, have information about her owner, or who may have witnessed her being dumped near the station on Monday morning.


“The details of what happened to Woobie are still being revealed. We know that there are people out there who know this dog,” said Nicole Wilson, PSPCA Director of Humane Law Enforcement.  “Cases like this don’t usually stop with one victim unless someone steps up and says something. We know you are out there. You saw something; now say something.”


Anyone with information in this case should call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA. Tips can be left anonymously.


To contribute to the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement efforts and help animals like Woobie,


About the Pennsylvania SPCA

Since 1867, the Pennsylvania SPCA, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered at 350 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, has been dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and rescuing animals from abuse and neglect. The Pennsylvania SPCA's lifesaving programs for animals include a low-cost veterinary clinic, low-cost spay and neuter services, pet adoption facilities, and the Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department. For more information about adopting, donating or volunteering, please call (215) 426.6300 or visit