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Maunakea and Maunaloa.
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PUTTING AN ANIMAL SHELTER IN KA`U was suggested by County Councilman and veterinarian Tim Richards this week. The idea came up as county council members discussed the problem of no county shelter in East Hawai`i. The two county shelters on the island are in Kamuela and Kona.
Shelters are needed to hold animals for time enough to identify and find owners and also care for feral animals. The issue came up as the county looks for a new contractor for animal control as it ended the agreement after one year with Hawai‘i Rainbow Rangers.
During the meeting, Police Chief Paul Ferreira repeatedly said he welcomes the police department responsibility to respond to calls for vicious animals, but that caring for animals in shelters, finding owners and offering the animals up for adoption should be through a different county agency or contractor.
The veterinarian suggested that policing should not only include responding to a dog biting human, which is already a police issue. It could also include dogs biting other dogs dog because vicious dogs may later bite a human.
The county is currently looking for a new contractor to take over from Hawai‘i Rainbow Rangers, which on Aug. 1 last year replaced Hawai‘i Island Humane Society, which did not ask to renew its contract after handling animal control for more than 20 years.
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GOLF & MEMBERSHIPS for Discovery Harbour Golf Course and its Clubhouse: The Club offers Social Memberships, with future use of the clubhouse and current use of the pickleball courts as well as walking and running on specified areas of the golf course before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m. to enjoy the panoramic