Hello, I live in Honolulu HI 96825. My neighbors across the street have several dogs that they let bark, actually yap for hours and hours and hours. Mostly early in the morning starting at around 7:30 am. they are so loud that when we close every door and window in the house you can still hear these oversized rats yapping. I work a few days out of the week until 6am, get home around 7 and am not able to sleep because the dogs hear me get home and just bark!! I wrote my neighbors a letter begging them to keep the dogs inside if they are not home and to also call them inside when they are home. They have no respect for their neighbors and im going crazy. All i hear is barking. And when they stop i hear the echo of their barking ringing in my head. What steps can i take to limit this noise? please help! we are all animal lovers but cant take these dogs anymore!
Sorry to hear about your problem with noise. Yes, we have a couple fur babies, too. But along with ownership comes the responsibility to manage pets so they don't create a nuisance within the community.
On our website at Reporting Noise Violations you'll find a link to the 2008 Version of the O'ahu Noise Reference Manual. A few of the numbers are out of date, but it's a good reference for who has jurisdiction over what types of noise. Surprisingly, it's spread over several agencies.
For animal disturbances the City and County have given jurisdiction to the Hawaiian Humane Society. At page six of the manual it has their number, but it may be wrong. I checked their website and their general number is: Phone: (808) 356-2200. Tell them you're calling to report loud animal noise and they will probably dispatch a field team to investigate.
Hope this helps.