Do you have a heart for animals? Did you know that here on the island of Kauai there are more dogs and cats than people? And unfortunately, many of them are without loving homes. Thankfully, the Kauai Humane Society is working hard to give those that are homeless a second (or in some cases, maybe a third, or fourth) chance at a good life. There are a few upcoming events and ways to get involved with this cause, even if you aren’t in a position to adopt a new pet.
Free MASH (Mobile Animal Sterilization Hospital) Clinic – September 18th-23rd
Help spread the word! Be a responsible pet owner and help decrease the number of homeless pets. The clinic is accepting appointments Tuesday-Friday, but limited walk-ins will be accepted on an available basis on Monday and Saturday. Call 808-632-0610 ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure an appointment for your pet.
Paws for Celebration – Saturday September 23rd @ The Kauai Marriott Resort in Poipu
Get your tickets today for this fun annual gala that kicks off at 5:30 pm. Tickets $100. A fresh dinner buffet and entertainment by the talented Paula Fuga, are included in the ticket price. It is sure to be a memorable evening! To sponsor a table or two or underwrite a piece for the event, contact Laura by email, email@example.com, or call (808)632-0610, ext. 108. Please click here for tickets. Click here to become a sponsor or an underwriter.
Take a Shelter Dog on a Field Trip
Whether you are visiting the island or live here and want to get your “dog fix,” taking a shelter dog on a field trip is a rewarding and worthwhile way to spend a day. You can pick up a gracious and wonderful dog between 11am-1pm Monday through Friday (return by 5:30pm), or between 10am-12pm Saturday and Monday (return by 3:30pm). If you are a resident of Kauai, you will be allowed two field trips before being asked to attend a volunteer orientation and learn more about ways to get involved with the Kauai Humane Society. Click here to find more guidelines and specifics.
Support the “Aloha Escort” Program
The Kauai Humane Society has established relationships with many animal shelters back on the mainland, who may have more opportunities for pets to be adopted into their forever homes. Sometimes animals who have lived at the shelter here for several months get snapped up right away when taken to a new place! If you have a trip back to the mainland planned, this is one way for you to make a huge difference in an animal’s life. Since 2012, when the partnerships began, over 3100 animals have been successfully re-homed on the mainland. Unfortunately, the cost of transporting each dog is $150, which in the past has been waived by Alaska Airlines, but is currently “on hold” while the company reviews this service. So even if you can’t take a dog back with you, you can support the program by donating money to pay for a pet’s transport. Click here to donate.
Mahalo for considering this great cause. Aloha!