Animal quarantine fees
Question: What happened to the attempt to raise animal quarantine fees in Hawaii for people bringing in pets?
See our Quarantine Special page
Answer: Fees have more than doubled since July. Pet owners now pay $655 for a minimum 30-day stay in quarantine for a dog or cat. For those that do not meet prearrival qualifications, the cost is $1,080 for a 120-day stay. Quarantine is necessary to keep Hawaii rabies-free, officials say.
Before July, quarantine fees were $275 for cats and $290 for dogs. They rose to $555 in July and climbed to the present rates in August. Rates went up to make the quarantine station self-sufficient, since it no longer is subsidized by the state's general fund. Fees will rise in two $20-increments in the next two years.
Ever wonder what happened to a person, event or issue
that has been in the news? We'll try to find out
for you if you call the City Desk
at 525-8640, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or write us at P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802.
Whatever happened to . . . runs Wednesdays.