There are many ways to help
Hawaii Island Humane Society
and the animals on our island.
Adoptions are our main goal. By finding homes for shelter animals a life is saved. Thousands of animals are homeless and come into our shelters every year. Adopting a shelter animal is a rewarding experience. Shelter animals are neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and behavior and health tested saving you time and money. You can be confident that you will be adopting a healthy animal. In addition to dogs and cats we frequently have rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, and even horses, goats, turtles. Visit us in Kona, Waimea, or Keaau.
Hawaii Island Humane Society appreciates all forms of donations. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted. Many choose to make donations in honor or memory of a friend, relative or pet. HIHS donations in honor of people make excellent birthday and holiday gifts. Remembrance donations are included in our quarterly newsletter and all donations of $25 or more are listed.
We also encourage Planned Giving as part of your estate planning
We are always in need of everything from old towels to toys, pet treats and plants to beautify our bark parks. There is a constant need for pet food, Kuranda beds , rubbing alcohol for feline and heartworm testing, and good digital cameras to take photos of pets for the website and our weekly "Rescue Me" ads. Below are some of the items we seem to be in constant need of:
|Trash bags||Towels||SD Card Readers|
| Bleach||Paper Towels||Paper|
|Batteries ||Newspaper||Bleach Wipes|
|Needle nose Pliers||Latex Gloves||Toys|
|Air Conditioners||Grocery Bags||Office Supplies|
|Weed-eater||Rubbing Alcohol||Brooms & Mops|
Ever wonder what happens to young animals that come in without a mother? We have foster families that help nurture them until they are ready for adoption. It is a rewarding experience and helps save lives. More foster families are needed. Fostering animals helps alleviate kennel space and provides animals that are often frightened and unsociable a real sense of "home" and time to develop into a loving adoptable pet.
Perhaps pets are not allowed where you live but you miss the interaction only a pet can provide. Consider volunteering at an HIHS shelter in Kona, Waimea or Keaau. Dogs are more likely to be adopted after having a run in the yard and a nice bath. Our feline friends need human interaction and someone to cuddle with! A short 45 minute orientation is offered each volunteer. You determine what days and time(s) to visit the shelter to help out. Volunteering is a rewarding experience no matter the amount of time you can spare. Download our guidelines to learn more.
Our Volunteer Coordinator leads various Humane Education classes. Please contact us to learn more about: Dog Safety (ages 6-9, taught in island classrooms); Junior Pals (ages 9 to 14, a Summer Education program); Manadoob (ages 9 to 12, a 4 to 6-month program); and New Leash on Life (ages 13 to 17, also 4 to 6 months in length). Shelter tours are available for school groups (K-12) and other interested organizations at each of our three shelter locations. You may schedule a tour and /or an in-class presentation with our Humane Educator or call 217-0154 and speak to Bebe Ackerman. You may also view our Humane Education Brochure to learn more.
We hope you'll consider Hawaii Island Humane Society when you have an extra bit of time, some loose change in your pocket, or items in your home that we may be able to use.
And please, always consider HIHS when you are ready for a new pet in your life.