An effective, efficient and safe system that implements and promotes resolution on animal control
For the welfare of our Island's animals and the needs of our Island's residents, the Task Force is working to bring together agencies and the public to identify solutions to our growing animal control problems, bring about changes that will result in enforceable legislation, disseminate information, and educate.
- Number one ranked animal control problem identified as rodent overpopulation.
Animal Control Task Force, in concert with Vector Control, are seeking ways to make the public aware of the problem and develop a strategy to communicate and educate the public.
- Dogs ranked number two with the associated concerns being irresponsibility of owners, cruelty, enforcement of laws, containment and noise.
-The Task Force recognizes that weaknesses in the current legislation are responsible for many of the identified concerns. As such, the Task Force has
made it a priority to work with the Prosecuting Attorney's office to identify those weaknesses and propose legislative changes with the goal being enforceable legislation.
-The Task Force is also working closely with animal welfare agencies to develop educational tools for use within schools, Neighborhood Watch groups, and other public forums.
-The Task Force is also working to bring agencies together, such as the Humane Society and the Police Department, to identify opportunities for training.
- Cats ranked number three with the associated concerns being irresponsibility of owners, containment, cruelty, and enforcement of laws.
-The Task Force recognizes the lack of and need for legislation concerning felines. We are working to develop legislation and educational tools to address the concerns.
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Council postpones decision on animal-control law, Hawaii Tribune Herald, April 19, 2006
Police Dog, West Hawaii Today, Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Feral cats often disrupt wildlife, West Hawaii Today, Monday, May 16, 2005
Citizens support animal control, West Hawaii Today, Friday, March 18, 2005
Puppy power, Hawaii Tribune Herald, March 11, 2005
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