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Ask The Mayor

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

August 12, 2013
The Maui News

Q: For more than a few months I've been aware of some horses along the road near Maalaea. They appear to have no shade and have mostly dirt for grazing. These horses need protection from the sun, the heat and driving rain. (Although this area obviously doesn't receive much rain, I wonder what cover were they able to take during Tropical Storm Flossie, with the rain and lightning.) Although I personally haven't reported this specific instance, I have come across similar instances of lack of shade or cover/proper care for animals and reported them. While some have been reconciled and changes made, other situations go unchanged and the animals continue to suffer unnecessarily. I am asking you to please hold Maui Humane Society accountable for enforcing the laws pertaining to animal welfare. Please keep the animals in mind. They do not have a voice, so we need to speak up for them and their well-being. Thank you.

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