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3 Pit Bulls Fatally Maul Bella, a Tiny Miniature Pinscher, at Moloaa Bay Beach in Hawaii

| by Denise A Justin
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Bella, a beloved pet Miniature Pinscher, died Monday as the result of an attack by three unleashed Pit Bulls at Moloaa Bay beach, on the island of Kauai, reports the Garden Island News.

Anthony Parisii of Kilauea, Hawaii, says his wife and a friend were walking Bella, the couple’s 3-year-old, 7-pound miniature pinscher, to Moloaa Bay beach around 5 p.m, Three Pit Bulls suddenly charged at them just as Bella entered the beach access area at the end of the road.

As soon as she saw the big dogs, Bella tried to find a way to get away and hide. She ran around a carport several times and went through a broken fence,” Parisii told reporters. “But the dogs cornered her in the enclosure and viciously attacked her,” he said.

Suddenly, the Pit Bull owners appeared and ran over to pull the dogs off, he added, but they left immediately, taking the animals with them. They did not offer any assistance to his wife who had collapsed and gone into shock on the grass holding Bella. A friend visiting from Japan ran to their nearby home to get Parisii, according to the report.

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“I hurried to the scene to find my wife and Bella both very traumatized,” Parisii said. “Neighbors and others had come to help as I attempted to locate the owners of the dogs only to find that they had quickly left without leaving any contact information.”

The couple rushed Bella to their regular veterinarian, who is just a few miles away. Bella was treated for two hours and fought to live.

“Bella valiantly fought for her life, but she could not handle being strapped down on her back with a very large tube down her throat, and the repeated cutting and removal of her torn intestines” Her little heart couldn’t take any more, he said, “This should never have happened.”

Suzanne Brown, a neighbor of the victim, described the dogs as two un-neutered male blue-gray pit bulls and a puppy. She described the dog owners as a male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, about 200 pounds, with a medium to dark complexion; and a female around 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 180 pounds with a light complexion. They were driving a newer, four-door, light gray car, she told the Garden Island News.

Anthony Parisii is just asking for anyone who knows the couple to call Kauai Police Department and provide information.

“Bella was like their child and she was a very loved dog by me as well,” Brown said. “It’s important that the area is made aware of this possible threat to their own dogs or even their children.”

Source: The Garden Island