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.
Kauai police say the pit bulls reportedly jumped a fence from a neighboring property around 7:30 a.m.
Serrano says one pit bull charged toward her daughter, who dropped their small dog named Lily. That pit bull then attacked Lily as four more pit bulls ran over from a nearby home and joined in.
County spokeswoman Sarah Blane says the Kauai Police Department cited the owner of the pit bulls, who suffered injuries retrieving his dogs, 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.
Lily suffered serious injuries in the incident. No reports of her current condition.
Serrano says Lily was adopted from the humane society. She's calling Lily an angel for saving her daughter.
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