Can’t imagine anything better than enjoying brunch or pau hana under a café umbrella? Well, what if you could bring your best friend?
The Hawaiian Humane Society has long advocated for a more pet-friendly community in support of the growing importance of the human-animal bond in the lives of our local families. Many Hawaii businesses have adopted pet-friendly policies in recognition of the role of pets as family members. Restaurant owners, however, are prevented from adopting pet-friendly policies by health code interpretations that prohibit animals other than service dogs.
The Hawaii Association of Animal Welfare Agencies, which includes the Hawaiian Humane Society, Hawaii Island Humane Society, Kauai Humane Society and Maui Humane Society, plans to request the introduction of a bill at the state Legislature that would give restaurant owners the discretion to adopt pet-friendly policies.
To succeed, this bill will need enthusiastic community support. We need Hawaii residents who are willing to champion the cause of a more pet-friendly Hawaii. We need business leaders, within the food-service industry and beyond, who are willing to support giving restaurant owners the ability to best serve their customers.
Become part of our advocacy team and get ready to take your pet to lunch! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to help:
- Watch this space – Links will be posted to the bill and opportunities to support its passage when the Hawaii State Legislature reconvenes in January.
- Add your logo – Mahalo to Hawaii companies that support a pet-friendly community.
- Sign the Petition!
The following businesses urge the Hawaii state Legislature to allow restaurant owners the discretion to adopt pet-friendly policies for outdoor dining areas. To join in support of this measure email email@example.com or call Stephanie Kendrick at 356-2217