Today in West Hawaii history | July 12

July 12, 1984: More than 1,000 dogs and 644 cats were destroyed by the West Hawaii Humane Society during a six-month period in 1983 and 1984 because no homes could be found for them, says Humane Society Executive Director Charlie Biltoft.

July 12, 1994: A preliminary environmental analysis has been completed for Hawaii County Department of Water Supply’s proposed $80 million transmission system linking windward Hawi with development slated for the arid Kawaihae area. A draft environmental impact statement is expected to e completed within three months.

July 12, 2004: Popular excursions that allow tourists and other to swim with dolphins face restrictions as the state looks to draft regulations limiting human interaction with marine mammals, officials said. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources plans to draft statewide rules based on guidelines taken from the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.