Waikiki residents call for removal of vicious dog packUPDATED 8:37 PM HST Jan 10, 2014Video Transcript
Some aching and angry residents hope police take a bite out of crime.. Before a pack of angry dogs takes more bites out of unsuspecting people! KITV4's Justin Fujioka shows us... what residents say is happening in Waikiki ...is becoming a real problem! Robert Sheetz named his dog Kendall ... but these days he's more of a hop-along. Kendall's on the mend after Robert says another dog attacked him near Ala Wai Harbor. A friend of Robert's was walking Kendall when it happened. Robert Sheetz: "SHE PULLED ON THE LEASH AND AS SHE LIFTED KENDALL UP, THE DOG JUMPED UP AND GRABBED HIS HIND LEG." The pain's one thing, the price is another. 25-hundred dollars to fix his broken leg! The attack is one of several reported in the area in the past year... and people are getting hurt too! Lex Hanna says one woman who lives in a van has a group of dogs are terrorizing the place. Lex Hanna: "WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. THE STATE HAS GOT TO DO SOMETHING. SOME, SOME, SOME, AND THE HUMANE SOCIETY. THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE NO RESPONSE." We got this response from the Hawaiian Humane Society: "We provide humane capture of dogs in situations in which a loose dog is aggressive. These dogs are not at large. They are under the control of their owner. The owner may secure their dogs at a boarding facility of their own choice and at their own expense in accordance with applicable law." The state Department of Land and Natural Resources, which controls the area says, "We are aware of this situation and our enforcement division is looking into the situation to determine what is the appropriate citation." Justin Fujioka: "RESIDENTS AND REGULARS HERE AT ALA WAI HARBOR SAY D-L-N-R KICKED OUT THE DOGS' OWNER JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO." Robert Sheetz: "TOLD THEM THEY HAD TO LEAVE THE HARBOR AREA CAUSE THEIR CAR WAS NOT REGISTERED AND AT THIS POINT, I'M NOT SURE WHERE THEY'RE AT." Wherever they are, Robert says trouble will follow. Robert Sheetz: "WHAT HAPPENS IF A CHILD WALKS BY THAT VAN. YOU KNOW, A TODDLER OR SOMEBODY LIKE THAT. YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S A MATTER OF TIME SO SOMEBODY GETS SIGNIFICANTLY HURT." And even though Kendall's tail never stops wagging... that bum leg is a constant reminder that this battle isn't over. Justin Fujioka, KITV4 News.