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Neighbor arrested after dog shot on Kauai

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:04 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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