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Kauai police investigate German shepherd attack in Moloaa

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:17 p.m. HST, Jul 08, 2013

Kauai police are investigating a German shepherd’s attack last week on a cocker spaniel that had to be euthanized due to the injuries.

A Kauai County news release Monday said the cocker spaniel’s owner reported that the shepherd, a neighbor’s dog, entered the Moloaa home about 4 p.m. July 2 and attacked the spaniel, named Coco Chanel.

Coco’s owner picked her dog up to protect her, but Coco bit her owner on the face, the news release said. After the attack, Coco was euthanized, and her owner was taken to Wilcox Hospital for treatment.

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suzyq47 wrote:
A similar accident happened to my mom,s poodle. While she was walking her dog in the neighborhood, a huge pit bull came out of a fence area where the gate was opened and mangled her poodle on the neck and chest. She called the police and they did nothing but told her to take it to small claims court. My father and mother took her dog to the veterinary where the doctors stitched him up and my father paid $800 for the surgery....the poodle died after being taken home that night. When the court case came about, my mother could not appear because she had a heart ailment and chose a relative to appear for her. The case was dismissed because of her failure to appear in court. She died a year later after the incident happened....Pierre the poodle was her companion and the pit bull was still loose on the property. Awe to the police officers and the family who owned the pit bull including the vet who made my father pay for the surgery knowing Pierre was not going to make it!
on July 8,2013 | 11:22PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
You're blaming everyone involved. Dogs are personal property with a defined value. Small claims court seems like the court which would handle the case. Your father went to the vet and asked him to patch up the dog. The vet obliged. There is no guarantee that surgery would save the dog's life. Blame your mom for walking the dog where a huge pit bull lived. Blame your dad for expecting a miracle from the vet. Your incident is not similar. The Shepherd ENTERED the home. Pierre was attacked in the neighborhood..
on July 9,2013 | 06:31AM
kiragirl wrote:
Oh wow! Her mom had every right to walk her dog. We do not know if the vet told them the odds of the dog surviving but even if 1%, the dog is part of their family. If was my dog, and our laws do not address another dog attacking my dog, the other dog would be dead! I would blame our weak laws regarding these incidences, the dog's owner and people with your fuzzy logic!
on July 9,2013 | 06:43AM
suzyq47 wrote:
Thanks kiragirl for being so compassionate about what happened to my mom's dog, Pierre. I'm sure there are many dog lovers out there who would feel the same if it had been their dog that got mauled by a pit bull. My mom cried for a long time after this happened and I cried along with her.
on July 25,2013 | 03:11AM
Aquarius1 wrote:
Your brain is retired and no longer working.
on July 9,2013 | 07:59AM
suzyq47 wrote:
Never the less, Pierre was still killed by a pit bull which came out of the property onto the road. If it had been a person who was killed by the dog, the dog would have been euthanized...do you understand my point? And the vet did not tell my father that Pierre was not going to make it because he was greedy for money! The officer could have fined the owner of the dog for leaving the gate opened and the judge could have given another date for her to come to court when she was well enough to appear! Well, that's said and done and you don't really have no say in this case!
on July 25,2013 | 03:08AM
control wrote:
we really need to pass stricter laws to protect citizens and their pets. Hold the pet owner directly responsible for injuries caused by their pet, even jail time but definitely large fines for allowing their dogs to attack another pet or their owner. The problem is that many owners allow their pets to roam knowing that they are a danger to others and their pets. having a dog on a leash won't do much if the owner can't handle the dog and the dog runs when he see another dog. if a dog has a history of complaints or attacks then the owner should be charged with a felony, the owner knowingly allowed the dog to roam or get away and cause injury. The problem is that the courts don't want to be bothered with these type of things, as previous pet cases were either thrown out or dismissed or sentences were lightened. The courts need to get tough before someone gets killed.
on July 9,2013 | 09:48AM
suzyq47 wrote:
I completely agree on this matter as it could have been a human being instead of a dog.
on July 25,2013 | 03:15AM
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