The 1995 Miss USA, who was married to Blink-182 star Travis Barker, took to Twitter.com on Monday (23Apr12) to note her outrage after the attack outside her home in Calabasas, California.
She wrote, “A (sic) eagle attacked my 2 chi’s today, my girl pup is at the vet, my boy is missing, between my cat and my pups, I’m about to fckn (f**king) kill things… I am so incredibly sad.”
Moakler later told website HollyScoop.com, “I live in a neighbourhood where coyotes and hawks are prevalent. We took the dogs outside to go to the bathroom and they were attacked by a hawk. My one puppy may have lost an eye; we won’t know for a couple weeks and the bird flew off with my other puppy. It was like out of a movie.”
It’s not the first time Moakler has lost a pet to local predators: “I have lost two animals in a month from coyotes and hawks. I even installed coyote fences.”
And now she’s warning her neighbours to be on the look out for predators: “I just hope people with small dogs will start taking precautions with their pets outside and try to protect them from predators. I hope people just remember not to take things for granted as you never know when they can be gone, both people and fur babies.”