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HI: Protect community cats in our state.

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Community Cat Image Legislative Alert

Ask legislators to block proposed rule change.

Hawaiian cats are in danger and need your voice! Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has recently been pushing for legislation targeting community cats and the people who care for them. Thankfully, our legislators have refused to consider seriously such harmful bills. But now, DLNR is attempting an “end run” around elected officials (and the will of the people) with a proposed change to the administrative rules under which the agency operates.

Specifically, the proposed rule change would prohibit the feeding of colony cats in the state’s many harbors, and allow any outdoor cat found there to “be destroyed by any means necessary.”

Such policies would impede trap-neuter-return (TNR) efforts, harm cats and criminalize kindness.

Politics is not a spectator sport, so please take action today! There are two ways you can help:

1. Send an email directly to your elected officials using our advocacy alert.

2. Submit written comments directly to DLNR (dlnr.harreview@hawaii.gov) prior to August 5.  

Thanks! Together, we will Save Them All.


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a resident of Hawaii, I am deeply concerned that our Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is attempting to circumvent the legislature and the will of the people by proposing changes to the Hawaii Administrative Rules that target outdoor cats.

I urge you and your colleagues to block DLNR's proposed changes to the Hawaii Administrative Rules.

Thank you for your consideration in this important matter.