October 17, 1912
"Back in the Day," appearing every Sunday, takes a look at articles that ran on this date in history in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The items appear verbatim, so don’t blame us today for yesteryear’s bad grammar.
Dog Quarantine Involves Liner Ventura; Board Acts
Decision No Canines May Enter Territory Save Via Honolulu Station
No dogs can be imported into the Territory except through Honolulu. This was decided by the board of agriculture and forestry at a meeting held this morning at the office of the Waterhouse company, Stangenwald building.
It was considered that the expense of creating sub-stations for the quarantine of dogs on the other islands, or on this island, would be entirely out of the question.
A specific decision was voted that no dog quarantine station would be allowed at Schofield Barracks, or any other military post, as was done when the First regiment arrived some months ago with a large colony of dogs in it train.
Another firm resolve registered was that an example be made both of the Steamship Ventura and one of her passengers, on account of a dog belonging to such passenger which was allowed to come ashore without going into quarantine on the last southbound trip of that vessel.
It was voted that the matter be placed in the hands of the attorney general to take proceedings both against the ship and the owner of the dog, on the Ventura’s return to port, if in his judgment he deems it prudent to do so.
The Tuberculin Test
In the report of the animal industry committee which brought up the dog quarantine, the matter of having dairy cattle on the other islands subjected to the tuberculin test was introduced. It had been decided by the committee that the superintendent of animal industry write to Dr. Elliot, veterinarian, Hilo, regarding the island of Hawaii, and to Doctors Fitzgerald and Laisyer, respectively assistant veterinarians on Maui and Kauai, as to those islands.