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Kauai considers curbing barking dogs

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:32 a.m. HST, Jan 18, 2014

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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Is there anything they can do with wife's complaining or yelling too much. Like maybe, 5 minutes of continual complaining or yelling or a 15 minutes of intermitent squaking!
on January 17,2014 | 04:16PM
niimi wrote:
This is so not normal.
on January 17,2014 | 04:54PM
sailfish1 wrote:
What? Is it normal to have continuously barking dogs in Hawaii? Is it normal for people to be inconsiderate to their neighbors in Hawaii?
on January 17,2014 | 09:51PM
bumba wrote:
They need to take care of the chickens first........
on January 17,2014 | 05:24PM
Too_Much_Pilikia wrote:
Just come my house I get 'em all. Roosters, dogs, mopeds, boom boxers, domestics, etc. I thought that by moving from Kalihi I could escape all that. Mo' betta move back! Auwe!
on January 17,2014 | 05:45PM
nitpikker wrote:
you gotta research the new neighborhoods BEFORE you commit. check it out evenings, late night, early-early morning and most importantly, on weekends! midday inspections won't help, everybody at work (unless you get plenty of chronics for neighbors!!)
on January 17,2014 | 09:43PM
sailfish1 wrote:
And then your neighbor sells his house and a person with 9 dogs moves in.
on January 17,2014 | 09:47PM
soundofreason wrote:
Yeah, go ahead and get that going so the police can immediately start NOT enforcing it JUST like here in Honolulu.
on January 17,2014 | 05:51PM
akio wrote:
Neva mind the barking dogs, what about the damm dogs these idiots bring to the beach with no leash, especially on the North beaches. Also, these idiots who walk or let their dogs loose in the neighborhood and have them poop all over and not pick it up.
on January 17,2014 | 08:13PM
cojef wrote:
Many years ago had a neighbor 3 houses away, run with his dog and throw half a biscuit on my lawn so the dog could fetch it, then eat the biscuit and finally drop his poop on my lawn. Caught him doing it from behind my walled fence/gate several times. Collected our dog and his dog poop for a week and deposited the contents in a package on his front stoop. He never came back up our street.
on January 18,2014 | 07:44AM
sailfish1 wrote:
"the proposed law would allow the humane society to harass people" - in the meantime the dog owners are allowed to create a annoying environment for their neighbors.
on January 17,2014 | 09:44PM
Mediocrates wrote:
EXCELLENT IDEA! This won't fuel arguments between neighbors it will likely settle many of them between the awful people who have unruly animals and those who just want to live their lives without incessant harassment and stress from these nuisances and genuine problem creatures whose actions can cause genuine health problems in those around them due to high noise, stress and reduced sleep. The entire state should have major restrictions on these animals - more so on their owners, when they are not being cared for properly.
on January 17,2014 | 09:49PM
kgolfinghawaii wrote:
Can't think of a worse place for barking dogs than Hawaii. With all the windows open it is quite annoying to hear a dog barking for hours.
on January 18,2014 | 06:42AM
scooters wrote:
I've been dealing with a neighbors barking dog for over 8 years. They have No respect for their neighbors!
on January 18,2014 | 07:55AM
CapnKev wrote:
I used to be woken up every morning at 6Am, like it or not, because a health conscious neighbor walks the street with his dog at that time setting off every dog, on every house he passes, into a barking frenzy. At 7 AM, there are a few dogs that bark all day long from loneliness and boredom the minute their owners leave for work. I finally gave up and put a split AC unit in my bedroom, stripped the walls and insulated them, and double paned the windows.Soo... $30,000 bucks later and $90 bucks a month electricity I can sleep through armageddon. Ya can't choose your neighbors and there is NO enforcement of any nuisance laws on Oahu! Cost of living in Paradise? Sure is...
on January 18,2014 | 08:32AM
808Cindy wrote:
All Noise is a Problem !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dogs, Roosters, Motorcycles without proper mufflers, Cars without proper mufflers, Music played to loud. We have laws but NO enforcement! Our Government is not working for the PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!! Start Electing New Representatives everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on January 18,2014 | 10:04AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
These are GMO dogs.
on January 18,2014 | 12:09PM
mcc wrote:
Another unenforceable law.
on January 18,2014 | 12:30PM
false wrote:
Is this another brainstorm from Gary Hooser?? Hey, don't alienate dog owners if you want to stay politically active.
on January 18,2014 | 01:31PM
Ronin006 wrote:
How about a law restricting the vocal minority from getting its way on everything imaginable on Kauai?
on January 18,2014 | 05:02PM
Ronin006 wrote:
My comment was sent for approval twice, but I was able to sneak it in under Letters to the Editor. You can read it there.
on January 18,2014 | 05:30PM
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