An update on past news

Wednesday, November 24, 1999

Animal quarantine fees
doubled recently

See our Quarantine Special page

Question: What happened to the attempt to raise animal quarantine fees in Hawaii for people bringing in pets?

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.

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