In merciless animal cruelty, three indigenous geese have been present in Hawaii Kai. discovered beheaded
HAWAII KAI (HawaiiNewsNow) – Ducks are a common and familiar sight in Hawaii Kai, and most of the time they are left alone
This was not the case on Monday morning on Hahaione Street near Pepeekeo Street, where a gruesome discovery was made – three beheaded ducks remained in the middle of the street.
Beth-Ann Kozlovich was walking her dogs when she came across the ducks.
“I went a little closer and saw that the ducks were decapitated, evenly spaced, and I knew this was by no means a natural occurrence,” she said.
Kozlovich said the ducks are Koloa – ducks native to Hawaii that are on the federal list of endangered species.
They are a big part of the Hahaione Valley neighborhood.
A group of ducks rested in a townhouse parking lot while dozens more gathered in and along a drainage canal on Hawaii Kai Drive.
Other neighbors were surprised and upset to hear that some of the ducks had been killed and left on the pavement.
“There are a lot of wild cats. I thought it was three dead cats, ”said Bruce Hamada, who also saw the ducks when he was walking his two dogs about ten minutes before Kozlovich. “So they were pretty big ducks. Impressive. That’s really sad to hear. “
It is not the first case of animal cruelty in the Hawaii Kai area.
A few years ago someone shot and killed a wild colony of cats at Hawaii Kai Park-and-Ride. In February last year, a cat was shot dead with an arrow in Koko Head District Park.
“Others have talked about similar situations with kittens. A few years ago we were told that someone was killing ducks. I can’t prove any of this, but I can tell you what I saw at 6:40 on Monday morning, ”Kozlovich said.
“It is a terrible act that one has done willingly, knowingly, and with a clear desire to be or to be seen.”
She posted the photo of the dead ducks on the NextDoor app, hoping to get help from the neighborhood.
“The response has been phenomenal and people care very much, so much so that many offer rewards,” she said.
“I’m not surprised to hear the community is raising money for it,” said Honolulu CrimeStoppers Sgt. Chris Kim, who said it was second degree animal cruelty.
“When you see the pictures, it’s definitely very disturbing, very graphic, and you know, it’s not something you want the neighborhood kids to see,” Kim added.
Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.
At the last check, residents of the region had already collected around $ 1,500 in bonus money via the NextDoor app.
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