Officials said the incident was under investigation, and the dog’s owner said he didn’t do anything to deserve being shot.
A security officer shot and killed a pet dog at the Honolulu International Airport on Tuesday, sparking an investigation.
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Leisha Ramos, the owner of 2-year-old Kai’ele, told the Star Advertiser the pit bull got loose in a vehicle holding area, but he did not act aggressively.
Ramos and her family arrived at the Honolulu airport Tuesday evening, a move for them from Hawaii's Big Island. Her boyfriend picked up Kai'ele from the crating area, took him out of his kennel, and tied him to a tree while they loaded their luggage into their truck, they told KHON 2.