Two dogs shot, killed in Hawaiian Paradise Park
Two dogs from Hawaiian Paradise Park were killed over the weekend and in a chilling fashion. Saturday, Parker said Ghost, a two-year-old husky, slipped out of his collar and took off. Reaper, a one-year-old German shepherd, followed.
"It's just not the same anymore. It's just too quiet," said Hawaiian Paradise Park resident, Stephanie Parker.
She said she would love to see her dogs' tails wagging or hear their barking, but she can't anymore. Both dogs were killed over the weekend and in a chilling fashion.
Saturday, Parker said Ghost, a two-year-old husky, slipped out of his collar and took off. Reaper, a one-year-old German shepherd, followed. Parker enlisted family to help search for them.
Later that day, the two dogs were found a few blocks away on the side of a road dead with gun shot woulds reportedly behind their ears.
"Who can just point blank shoot a dog without thinking? You know, without hesitation? It's scary," said Parker.
She said neighbors told her about a man who threatened to shoot people's dogs if they trespassed onto his property. So far, Hawaii Island Police do not have a suspect. Police have opened a cruelty to animals investigation, but say this is an isolated incident.
Parker is now calling for more police patrols in her neighborhood, hoping to save other pet owners from a similar situation.
"I just felt a lot safer with my two dogs, and it's eerie now," she said.