Cute, but illegal hedgehog brought into Hawaiian Humane Society

Cute, but illegal hedgehog brought into Hawaiian Humane Society


ADORABLE.BUT ILLEGAL. IT’S NOW IN THE CUSTODY OF THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT. THAT’S WHERE SARA MATTISON JOINS US LIVE WITH MORE ON THIS UNWELCOMED I’M IN FRONT OF THE PLANT QUARANTINE ON INSECTS AND WE HAVE NATIVE INSECTS TO PROTECT LIKE THE NATIVE TREE SNAIL. LIVE UP TO SEVEN YEARS. THIS ONE WE ASKED IF IT WILL BE CHECKED FOR RABIES. AND KEEVIN MINAMI FROM THE PLANT QUARANTINE DIVISION SAID NO BECAUSE IT WAS PROBABLY A PET AND DOESN’T BELIEVE IT’S A HOST FOR RABIES. IT WAS TURNED IN THROUGH THE AMNESTY PROGRAM AND THAT MEANS THEY NEED TO KEEP IT ALIVE. there is no fines. we promise we’ll try to keep animal alive as much as possible and try to or honolulu zoo.. whichever shows interest. we try to keep it alive. its best cause then they dont release into wild. we promise we try to keep it alive CAN BE PRICY. VERY EXPENSIVE. ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE.IMPORTING AN ILLEGAL ANIMAL ILLEGAL ANIMAL THEY ARE ASKED TO CALL 643- PEST THAT’S 643-7378. YOU HAVE AN ILLEGAL PET, YOU CAN DROP IT OFF HONOLULU AIRPORT. WORKING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF AG…HE HAS SEEN THREE OTHER HEDGEHOGS BROUGHT TO HAWAII. REPORTING LIVE IN HONOLULU, SARA

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