Woobie, found yesterday at Fern Rock Train Station

Pennsylvania SPCA seeks information on dog found stabbed in North Philadelphia Monday

Pennsylvania SPCA seeks information on dog found stabbed in North Philadelphia Monday


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


Philadelphia, PA (March 6, 2018) - The Pennsylvania SPCA is asking for the public’s help uncovering information about a female pitbull-type dog found stabbed in North Philadelphia on Monday. The dog, who has been named Woobie, was found near the Fern Rock Train Station suffering from multiple stab wounds and other injuries, seemingly left to die.


The Animal Care and Control Team picked up the dog and it was transferred to the Pennsylvania SPCA for care and investigation.


Woobie was transported to the PSPCA where her injuries were evaluated. Due to multiple stab wounds on her rib cage, trauma to her lungs and possible internal bleeding, she was transferred to Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital where she is being cared for as part of part of the Penn Vet Shelter Medicine's Richard Lichter Charity for Dogs Program. She is currently in stable condition and will undergo exploratory wound surgery.


The dog was discovered by a Good Samaritan while walking his dog at approximately 7:45am Monday. Woobie is estimated to be an approximately 1-2 year-old pitbull mix.


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 witnessed her being dumped near the station.


“While we don’t know the whole story, we do know that Woobie was stabbed at some point and left to die,” said Nicole Wilson, Director of Humane Law Enforcement at the PSPCA. “We are seeking the public’s help to uncover what happened, who did this and bring them to justice.”


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


To donate to the Pennsylvania SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement efforts, visit: https://www.pspca.org/BengalFund


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 www.pspca.org.