Local officials are looking for information on the whereabouts of a pit bull that allegedly attacked and killed a smaller dog in Grover Beach Wednesday.

As posted on their Facebook page, the Grover Beach Police Department (GBPD) dispatch received a 911 call at around 9:42 a.m. about a dog fight along the area of Hero Park at 1600 Farroll Road.

Togther with GBPD officers, the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Animal Services took action and were immediately dispatched to the scene, the post added.

The Tribune, who also reported on the issue, stated that Helen Jacobsen witnessed the attack when she and her husband, along with two of their friends, were playing tennis.

The Arroyo Grande resident said that they saw an old man lying down on the sidewalk when they turned around to see what was the commotion all about.

“ This gray dog that had been hanging around the tennis courts was on top of him,” said Jacobsen. She added that the old man was trying to pull his dog “out of this pit bull's mouth.”

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A pit bull in the menacing dogs area of the Henderson Animal Shelter in Auckland, New Zealand, July 27, 2016. Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

She and her husband rushed to help get the pit bull off the man, but it was too late.

“ The poor dog was just gutted, horribly gutted.”

The couple tried to chase after the pit bull, who ran south towards Oceano, but their efforts proved to be futile.

GBPD noted that the “larger dog” was “possibly a pit bull” that wore a red collar. The animal was “running at large” in the neighborhood when it attacked the smaller dog while it was being walked by its owner.

The smaller dog sustained grave injuries and was rushed to the local Pet Emergency Room. Unfortunately, it succumbed to its wounds and died due to is severity.

According to Jacobsen, the smaller dog had to be a Maltese, but inserted that she wasn't entirely sure. However, she noted that the pit bull as a “solid, light gray” animal that wore what looked like an Army dog tag and “99 percent sure” that it was female.

“ That dog has to go home, and it's got blood all over its face, so the owner's got to know what happened,” pointed Jacobsen, who also called the local post office and warned them about the pit bull.

The GBPD is asking for the help of residents, especially in the are of South 16 th Street and La Selva Avenue for any leads on the pit bull. The SLO County Animal Services is handling the case, as per SLO County Protocol.