Virginia Beach Animal Control Unit officers are looking for the owner of two dogs which were allegedly unleashed and killed a Maltipoo, named Blizzard, on the beach last Friday, around 9:50 p.m., near 55th Street and Atlantic Avenue.
A similar attack happened on May 16 on the beach at 48th Street and is but the latest in a recent series of attacks.
In this case, officers responded to the scene, canvassed the area and subsequently visited a local veterinarian emergency clinic to speak with the wounded dog's owner, Nikki Williams.
The attacking dogs and their owner left the scene of the attack and have not been located, according Animal Control.
Courtesy image of a Pit Bull.
The attacking dogs' owner is described as a tall, Caucasian male, in his mid-30s, with dark hair, who was walking two, pit bull-type canines, that were brindle and brown in color.
Blizzard was a, 15-pound, 11-year old, Maltese-and-poodle mix.
A Maltipoo, that looks similar to the dog in this photo, was recently attacked and killed by two other dogs at the North End.
Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887); or by submitting a tip, by texting "VBTIP" and the information to CRIMES (274637).
Callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward, if their information leads to an arrest.
Pilotonline.com contributed to this report, and goes on to report that, "The city allows dogs to be off leash on the beach anytime after Labor Day weekend and before Memorial Day. During the summer, that only applies from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. north of 42nd Street. Earlier this month, the city posted rules for dogs at residential beach access points on the North End, reminding owners to maintain control and prevent them from running up to unfamiliar people or pets. The signs were created in response to the 2015 attack of a toy poodle named Petey that was killed by an unleashed dog near 44th Street."