The mission of the Hawaiian Humane Society (HHS) is to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals. Listed below are some of the ways you can assist or benefit from the services that HHS offers.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
(See below for contact information)
Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program: If you are 55 or older and adopt a dog or cat that is at least 6 years old, the adoption fee is waived. “Senior pets make wonderful pets,” says Jessica Tronoski, communications manager for the HHS. “They already usually know the basic commands like ‘sit and stay.’ They’re typically potty trained and have lost their kitten and puppy ways, so it’s a little bit more manageable.” All pets available for adoption receive a full medical examination and the appropriate vaccinations, de-wormer, flea and tick treatment, sterilization surgery and a microchip. The HHS also partners with many local veterinary clinics that offer your first visit free of charge.
Alternatives to Pet Surrender: For those who need to downsize or move, the HHS maintains a list of pet-friendly housing available on O‘ahu. If your need is temporary, there is a similar list of pet boarding and sitting resources. The entries on both lists are voluntarily supplied by providers; the HHS does not audit the locations, but keeps the lists up to date (see “Resources” dropdown).
Volunteering: One of the volunteer activities that seniors find particularly rewarding is dog walking. “It provides companionship and enrichment to the animal and exercise for volunteers out in the fresh air,” says Jessica. There are different levels of dog walking. Another activity is enrichment, which involves playing with cats or other small animals. Doing laundry is another opportunity, but the biggest need is for Pet Food Bank volunteers. Pet Food Bank: If you’re unable to volunteer, you can donate food or money instead. The Pet Food Bank runs solely on donations and volunteer power — from the community for the community,” Jessica explains. “Any donations we receive are turned around almost within the day and given out to community members in need.” The food bank is run by the HHS’s Pet Kōkua program, which also accepts donations of collars, cat litter and reusable bags.
HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY
2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826
808-356-2200 | email@example.com
808-356-2218 | www.hawaiianhumane.org/adoptions
808-356-2216 | www.hawaiianhumane.org/volunteer
Pet Food Bank:
808-356-2222 | www.hawaiianhumane.org/pet-kokua