Sunday, June 17, 2001

Woman and dog
recovering after attack
by hunting dogs

Star-Bulletin staff

Police and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources are conducting a criminal investigation into an incident in which an Aiea woman and her dog were attacked by a pack of hunting dogs on the Aiea Loop Trail Friday morning.

Karen Wright, 38, is in the Tripler Medical Center in stable condition after the attack, with puncture wounds on her right hand. Wright underwent surgery to repair tendon damage on her right hand.

She told police she was a mile along the trail when the hunting dogs attacked her greyhound named Hobbes and then attacked Wright when she tried to pull them off, police said. The greyhound was able to flee and the owners of the hunting dogs arrived and pulled their dogs off Wright.

Police followed a trail of blood and helped rescue Hobbes. The greyhound, which had lacerations to the stomach area and flank, is recovering, Wright said.

The area around the Aiea Loop trail is closed to hunting.

Earlier this week, Gov. Ben Cayetano signed into law a bill that allows the four counties to create their own ordinances against vicious dogs.

E-mail to City Desk

Text Site Directory:
[News] [Business] [Features] [Sports] [Editorial] [Do It Electric!]
[Classified Ads] [Search] [Subscribe] [Info] [Letter to Editor]

© 2001 Honolulu Star-Bulletin