Letters for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

•  KHS actions should benefit animals • Kudos to historical society • Take better care of buildings

 KHS actions should benefit animals

 Since the installment of the current KHS’s executive director:

The kill rate has appears to have skyrocketed, and to those who say “it’s not killing, it’s euthanizing,” the end result is the same, loss of life … death. 

One must ask, why has KHS not promoted voluntary, let alone mandatory spay and neutering? One must ask, why has KHS actually increased the price on spaying and neutering? 

Trying to reduce the animal population by killing is the classic exercise in futility, as for every dog or cat killed, 20 more are born here on Kauai. 

Great for job security, not so great for the healthy, docile dogs and cats getting killed.

Has anyone noticed pet owners must now pay a membership to get their dog into the donated KHS dog park now? This means if one cannot afford that membership, their dog(s) can’t enjoy the donated dog park, given to the nonprofit KHS. 

This is called “class prejudice” — one class given privileges over another class. Dogs from less fortunate ohana cannot enjoy the donated dog park. The term euthanasia should be reserved for suffering and vicious animals. 

To relate this term when killing a viable, loving, healthy animal is … killing. Let’s call it what it is and not try to sanitize the process.

The Kauai Humane Society is suppose to be all about protection and happiness of animals, and it has, obviously and sadly, missed the mark.


Chris Schaefer


Kudos to historical society

I would like to thank the Kauai Historical Society for their informative and challenging centennial crossword puzzle contest and the first prize donated from Captain Andy’s, a snorkel/picnic/cruise for two, which I was fortunate enough to win. Thanks to Captain Andy’s for their support and thanks to Bill Fernandez, Reg Gage, and the KHS staff for putting on a great centennial celebration!


William W. Wilcox


Take better care of buildings

Just because the buildings (old courthouse, police station) on the grounds of our historic landmark in Lihue have been abandoned doesn’t mean grounds have to go to heck. 

Especially on the yard around our state building. The weeds and grass are growing out of hand and it looks awful. Take care and trim around the area or screen it off.  

We have far too many county/state workers on road projects standing around that could be used to care for the grounds of  the abandon buildings. 

Mayor Carvalho, open your eyes and take care of this eye sore.


Howard Tolbe



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