LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Three Kauai pit bulls were euthanized after mauling a small dog.
The Chihuahua mix's owner Lisa Serrano tells the Garden Island she and her 11-year-old daughter watched the deadly attack Thursday. She says one pit bull charged toward her daughter, who dropped their small dog named Lily.
Serrano says the pit bull attacked Lily as four more pit bulls ran from a nearby home and joined in.
County spokeswoman Sarah Blane says the Kauai Police Department cited the owner of the pit bulls with a dangerous dog violation.
Kauai Humane Society Field Services Supervisor Mana Brown says the owner chose to surrender three dogs of his five dogs to be euthanized.
Serrano says Lily was adopted from the humane society. She's calling Lily an angel for saving her daughter.