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Neighbor arrested after dog shot on Kauai

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:04 a.m. HST, Mar 26, 2014

Kauai Police arrested a 66-year-old Kilauea man after he allegedly shot a neighborhood dog with a rifle, the Garden Island newspaper reported Wednesday.

Kauai Police responded to a complaint of an animal shooting on Kuke Street around 4 p.m. Friday and found a 10-year-old golden retriever with a wound on her left shoulder. The .22 caliber bullet was removed and the dog has recovered from surgery, the newspaper said.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals and first-degree reckless endangerment.  Police said he allegedly shot the animal from his property and retreated into his home. He was released from custody after posting $6,000 bail.

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akio wrote:
Was the dog on the loose? My neighbors let their dogs or cats out every day to go poop on the sidewalks or in other neighbor yards.
on March 26,2014 | 08:18AM
jess wrote:
Doesn't mean you can shoot them. People let their kids run loose too... can't shoot them either.
on March 26,2014 | 01:52PM
Ewaduffer wrote:
Never shoot the pet, shoot the owner who is not doing their job.
on March 26,2014 | 02:12PM
waimeabi wrote:
the dog came to Kauai on the superferry
on March 26,2014 | 08:39AM
hawaii96789 wrote:
and how does this apply to the story?
on March 26,2014 | 02:39PM
entrkn wrote:
Were there any reasons why he shot the dog...?
on March 26,2014 | 10:38AM
hanalei395 wrote:
A "hunter", who loves shooting defenseless animals for fun.
on March 26,2014 | 12:03PM
sailfish1 wrote:
It probably was because of barking or dropping poop on his property.
on March 26,2014 | 11:54AM
AlexandriaB wrote:
In which case, he should have shot the owner instead, who failed to train the dog properly.
on March 26,2014 | 02:07PM
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