Jan. 1, 2010
http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Two-Residents-Hospitalized-After-Dog-Attack/02rFNJtl10-Qmohwjd_VXA.cspx Two people on Naale Street in Papakolea were hospitalized Thursday morning after their dog turned violent. Witnesses say the pitbull kept attacking until it was stabbed several times. Neighbors say the first victim was a woman who had been caring for the dog since he was puppy. Now about three years old, the dog Champ is a bloody mess from the attack. But had shown no previous signs of violence. "The dog was really a good dog cause she would play with him and everything. She treated the dog like her baby and for something like this to happen it was really unusual," said neighbor Fanny Hopeau. Witnesses say the the dog was playing in the yard with his owners, as he's done so many times before, when he suddenly attacked. "The dog just grabbed on to her arm and she started screaming and everybody was hitting the dog and after a while the dog stopped and then the dog went after Jonah, her husband," said neighbor Anela Hudson. THAT'S LOYALTY, PIT NOT SATISFIED WITH ATTACKING ONE OWNER, HAS TO ATTACK BOTH OF THEM.
March 22, 2010 FATALITY
http://www.kitv.com/news/22916056/detail.html Nanakuli woman has been cited by police after one of her dogs killed another dog last week. She’s the same woman who admitted that her two pit bulls killed two other dogs five years ago.A dog that lives on property at 87-1201 Hakimo Road in Nanakuli attacked and killed a pitbull and attacked a Rottweiler dog last week, police said. The attacks happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to police. Officers cited the woman who owns the dog that attacked the others for having a "dangerous dog."The woman, 43-year-old Kim Tripp, was not home when KITV 4 News went to the scene late Monday afternoon. Her daughter asked our reporter and cameraman to leave the property.Tripp made news in 2005, when she admitted her two pit bull dogs killed two of her neighbor's dogs in two different incidents, also on Hakimo Road in Nanakuli."I understand that there are dogs that bite people and attack people. I don't deny that but my dogs are not those type dogs," she told KITV 4 News in 2005.She said the first fatal dog attack in April of 2005 happened when her neighbor's chow terrier wandered onto her property.And within six weeks, the second dog belonging to the same neighbor was killed, after Tripp said she left her gate open, so when the owner drove by with dogs in her car, another dog fight ensued. "The gate was slightly open where she pulled up her car. The dogs jumped out of her car and ran towards my gate," Tripp said.In 2005, Tripp had to go to court and the Hawaiian Humane Society seized her two dogs, because of the two dog deaths. The society returned her dogs after she agreed to build a secure kennel and have her pit bulls spayed and neutered.The Hawaiian Humane Society is not investigating last week’s case so far, because no one has filed a complaint with them and humane society investigators haven't received a referral from the Honolulu Police Department.Pet owners cited for having a dangerous dog could face fines of up to $2,000 and face prison time.Tripp did not return phone calls and messages left Monday night for comment. THEY EARNED A DIRT NAP THE FIRST TIME.