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pitbulls in hawaii

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by lovemypj2, May 6, 2010.

  1. lovemypj2

    lovemypj2 Puppy

    The army is moving me and my husband to the island of ohau in hawaii and i have a 2 year old male pitbull he is the best ever!!! I am planning on taking him with us but i cant find a straight answer on if the are band or what? If anyone can help i would appreate it!!

  2. lqaddict

    lqaddict Good Dog

    Your best bet would be to find housing outside the base to be on a safe side.
    However, according to some media accounts

    The new DOD Dog ban policies and changes as of 5 January 2009
    Under the Marines’ rules, anyone seeking family housing after Aug. 11 may not house a Rottweiler, pit bull or wolf hybrid with them, according to a Marines spokesman. Anyone in family housing before Aug. 11 with those dogs must apply for a waiver by Oct. 10.

    The dog then must pass a “nationally recognized temperament test†by a certified tester at the owner’s expense, the policy states. The waiver must be approved by base commanders.

    Owners of banned dogs will still be able to bring their pets on base for veterinary care, the policy states.

    The ban covers mixed breeds, and it will be up to a military or civilian veterinarian to determine classification if registry papers do not exist, according the Marine spokesman. Installation commanders may ask for a base wide exemption from the policy, though that had not happened as of the middle of last week, the spokesman said.

    The Army has endorsed a similar dog ban at its privately run housing facilities, according to William Costlow, a spokesman for U.S. Army Installation Management Command. There is no ban for Army family housing in traditional on-base settings, Army spokesmen said.

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    Oh snap, I just followed the link on stopbsl and found this

    Hawaii SB79, which passed it’s first reading on January 23, 2009, aims to prohibit ownership, possession, or sale of pit bulls.

    Stop BSL Hawaii
  3. christymuts

    christymuts Puppy

    I dont know about them being banned but When we moved there, We had a parrot and they said it would have to be in quarantined for 6 weeks over there. To make sure it had no deceases. I don't know if they still require that. I was just a kid. it was about 20 years ago.
  4. ronaldrose

    ronaldrose Little Dog

    its funny that the US military will ban the breed that has represtented it in the past as a mascot and a war hero if im not mistaken and please correct me if i am we are the only military to promote a dog to the rank of sgt. which was a higher rank than his human companion if you know the name sgt stubby than you already know the story if not look it up awesome story...
  5. AddieNMel

    AddieNMel Puppy

    I would definately look into it. We just got back from our honeymoon on Maui - I was surprized ( and happy) to see a lot of pit bulls with happy and responsible owners on Maui. I saw more of them than any type of dog there and everyone seemed happy.
  6. Lasors Edge

    Lasors Edge Puppy

    About 10 years ago when me and my family moved there we had to have our dog put in quarantine to prevent rabies on the islands. There were alot of pitbulls in the quarantine so I would think unless laws have changed you should be good!
  7. lunadogge

    lunadogge Little Dog

    You can no longer bring pet birds to Hawaii.

    There is a 6 month process to do prior to departure if you don't want your dog in quarantine.
    http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info -- Here is the website with the entry info.
    There is the five-day or less program which they ultimately will release your dog in about 24hrs. I do suggest that you look into the direct release program, there is a little more work but you will know exactly when you will get your dog.

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