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Kauai considers curbing barking dogs

  • BRUCE ASATO/BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COMCrowding has forced the Oahu SPCA to build an overflow dog kennel in an outdoor shelter in back of the facility where this dog
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    Crowding has forced the Oahu SPCA to build an overflow dog kennel in an outdoor shelter in back of the facility where this dog

LIHUE >> Kauai is considering new restrictions against dogs that bark too much, but some residents worry that could fuel neighbor-on-neighbor arguments.

The Garden Island reported Friday that the Kauai County Council is considering a bill that would fine dog owners if their dogs bark “continuously or incessantly” for 10 minutes or intermittently over 30 minutes.

Executive Director Penny Cistaro of the Kauai Humane Society says it will encourage neighbors to keep a log of barking episodes to serve as a legal document and help the organization decide what to do.

Some Kauai resident say that system would be misused.

Dora Sloger of Eleele said in written testimony that she’s concerned the proposed law would allow the humane society to harass people.

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