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Hawaiian Humane Society slashes city services

A disputed budget shortfall leads to a lighter contract for the organization

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 09, 2013

~~<p>The Hawaiian Humane Society will no longer pick up stray animals or respond to complaints of barking dogs under a new city contract that went into effect Thursday.</p>
<p>Jesse Broder Van Dyke, a spokes&shy;man for Mayor Kirk Caldwell, said the Humane Society's slate of services is being reduced because the city could not meet the nonprofit's demand to increase its budget by $800,000.</p>
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The Hawaiian Humane Society will no longer pick up stray animals or respond to complaints of barking dogs under a new city contract that went into effect Thursday.

Jesse Broder Van Dyke, a spokes­man for Mayor Kirk Caldwell, said the Humane Society's slate of services is being reduced because the city could not meet the nonprofit's demand to increase its budget by $800,000. Login for more...



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