Sand Island park regulars say dogs being allowed to kill cats for sport

More than a dozen feral cats at Sand Island Beach Park killed
Updated: Nov. 7, 2016 at 10:15 PM HST
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SAND ISLAND, OAHU (HAWAIINEWSNOW) - Regulars at Sand Island Beach Park say that someone is bringing his dogs to the park to let them kill cats for sport.

At least 15 cats have turned up dead in the last four months, including three on Friday.

Many of the cats had similar bite wounds or spinal cord injuries,as if bitten and shaken by dogs, they said.

"I don't think he's human. I really do. I don't think he's human. That's wrong. This ain't a sport. This ain't a place to kill things," said Eugene Reed, of Mililani,

James Mooney of Nuuanu said he's seen the owner let his two dogs loose on the cats.

"I've seen other dogs chase the cats in a playful kind of way," he said. "They're looking to kill them. You'd have to be inhumane to allow that."

Reed filed a complaint with police on Saturday. The dog owner subsequently promised he would no longer bring his dogs to the park, a police officer told him.

Cruelty to animals is a misdemeanor. But if it involves the death of more than 10 animals, it can be prosecuted as a felony.

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