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Councilwoman says dogs owned by man who died in crash will be returned to family

Crash victim dog and puppies
Crash victim
Posted at 8:17 PM, Apr 23, 2023

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Councilwoman of ward 2, Victoria Seaman, replied to a Vegas-dedicated account on Twitter that the dogs owned by a man who was killed in a crash on the U.S. 95 will be returned to his family.

KTNV has been following the story since the crash happened between an off-duty Las Vegas police officer, 24-year-old Benjamin Coreas, and David Kingsley, the owner of the dogs. The crash happened April 12 in the early morning.

"They are returning them to the family," Seaman said in a reply to Las Vegas Locally about this story. "I spoke with our animal control and they will return without charging."

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Reportedly, Kingsley was headed to the dog park with his dog, Nikita, when he crashed.

After the crash, Nikita and her seven puppies were relocated to The Animal Foundation. This was when Kingsley's grandson, Dominic Garcia, got caught up in a conflict between the foundation and Las Vegas Animal Protection Services to try and get the dogs back home.

On April 25, the Animal Foundation provided more context saying the outcome of the dog and her puppies is determined by the City of Las Vegas Animal Protection Services.

They said due to the age of the puppies, it was in the mother's and the puppies' best interest to stay together.

The Animal Foundation will waive all fees associated with the dogs through its Keeping Every Person and Pet Together program.