The  Hawaii Week for the Animals team is working with educators, shelters, community leaders, organizations and agencies across the islands of Hawaii.  For more info or to have your event or org listed, please call or email us. 
Please see Contact Us page.
      ~Salute to our Military~
 God Bless Our Troops!

Pearl Harbor
1 Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

Hawaii Week for the Animals is the perfect time to say thank you to U.S. Navy, Pearl Harbor and all the brave military men, women, K9's and their handlers.  God Bless Our Troops. We love you and thank you for your service! 

Honolulu is a large metropolitan area. Please plan for traffic. The USS Arizona Memorial is approximately a 45-minute drive from Waikiki. Take Ala Moana Blvd. / Nimitz Highway or (H-1) West to begin. 

While on H-1; look for the USS Arizona/Stadium exit, #15A. Do not take the Pearl Harbor exit. This will take you to Naval Station Pearl Harbor not the USS Arizona Memorial. Continue on HI-99 (Kamehameha Highway) and turn left at the 4th traffic light onto Arizona Memorial Place. At the base of the hill turn right and the parking lot is on the left. An overflow parking lot is on the right for use later in the day. Please park before unloading. (Pearl Harbor Day is December 7th.)

Saturday, January 21st                       10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
OAHU SPCA Vaccination Clinic - Hawaii Kai
Petco - Hawaii Kai
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825 

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic - Stop by for your annual vaccines, microchipping and flea prevention. We'd love to see you!  Reducing euthanasia of Oahu's homeless, abandoned, abused and neglected animals.
                                 Saturday,  January 21st                  10:00 am-2:00 pm
Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation 
Adoptions & Wishlist 

Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation 
P.O. Box 515 
Puunene, HI 96784

Come out and find your new best friend. H.A.R.F is a non-profit organization that serves the State of Hawaii (primarily the islands of Oahu and Maui) and has been a no-kill shelter since its origination.

Currently H.A.R.F provides numerous animal-welfare services to the residents of Hawaii, including:
-Pet adoptions  ■Re-homing programs
-Off island relocation services.■Foster care programs for animals with special needs. --Volunteer opportunities  Services and programs will increase as the organization expands.
-H.A.R.F partners with other animal welfare organizations to bring healthy, adoptable animals to us, helping to lessen the homeless pet overpopulation that plagues our islands. 
-Ten percent of the animals we receive are owner surrenders and 90 percent are transferred from other organizations filled to capacity.    
Dawn Hall                Phone   808.446.4126
Saturday, January 21st             10:00 am -4:00 pm
Hawaiian Humane Society Seniors for Seniors
If you are 60 or older, adopt any cat or dog, age 6 or older, for free.

Hawaiian Humane Society
2700 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Phone: (808) 356-2200

Contact us at 356-2225 or for more info.  
The Hawaiian Humane Society's mission is a joyful one full of challenges and opportunities. Since 1942, our busy shelter in the heart of Moiliili has become a community hub for animal lovers featuring more than 30 programs and services focused on strengthening the human-animal bond: rescuing the abused, engaging volunteers, fighting for better laws and caring for more than 30,000 animals a year. Phone: (808) 946-2187.

Humane Society Adoptions Hours  Weekends: 10 am - 4 pm (and most holidays)
Weekdays: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, January 21                         10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Oahu SPCA  Adoption Event Pearl City

Petco (Pearl City, HI)
1134 Kuala St, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Come check out our available animals at Petco. We have so many furry friends looking for their new forever homes! The Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in April 2009, based on a no-kill philosophy. Within three months, we were thrown into a large scale sheltering operation, in the largest rescue in Hawaii's history. 

We rescue animals suffering from abuse, neglect and abandonment all over the island each day. More than 20 dogs and cats are rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed each week. We care for approximately 65 dogs and 100 cats per day, including spay/neutering, micro chipping and medical & behavioral rehabilitation in preparation for adoption.
Saturday, January 21st       10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Oahu SPCA  Low Cost Vaccination Clinic 
Petco - Hawaii Kai
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic - Stop by for your annual vaccines, low cost  microchipping and flea prevention. We'd love to see you!
  Saturday, January 21st                             11:00 am -1:30 pm   
Biscuit the Dog Storytime

Barnes & Noble
Ala Moana Center   1450 Ala Moana Blvd. STE 1272
Honolulu, HI 96814         808-949-7307 

Special Storytime visit by Biscuit the Dog. Join us for this special Storytime with special guest Biscuit the Dog! We will be hosting a luncheon Storytime where kids will enjoy food from our Cafe while being read to. After Storytime, kids can hang out and take pictures with Biscuit, then make a craft and even participate in a fun activity.
  Saturday, January 21st                  11:00 am to 4:30 pm           
Maui Humane Society
Petco (Kahului, HI)
270 Dairy Rd, Kahului, Hawaii 96732

Join us at Petco in Kahului from 11am to 2pm and come meet your new best friend! 
At noon, Petco Foundation will present Maui Humane Society with a grant award of $100,000 during this event. The award will extend Petco's support of Maui Humane Society's life-saving efforts in the community. 
It's a New Year. Pls adopt a precious pet from Maui Humane Society!

What a WONDERFUL org!
Our knowledgeable staff and Adoption Counselor can help you make an informed selection, provide you with useful information on the animal(s) you've chosen, and assist you throughout the adoption process. Please take the time to read through our adoption policies and guidelines. You will be required to sign this form, both acknowledging and accepting the terms of the adoption. Please visit

Free & Low cost spay/neuter hotline: (808) 877-3616
Saturday. January 21st    11:00 am -3:00 pm
The Animal Care Foundation Hawaii Adoption Day

Petco    Kapolei Commons
4450 Kapolei Pkwy  #140, Kapolei, HI 96707

Adoptions. Veterinary service focusing on high volume affordable spay neuter and affordable preventative services. Injury and illness only for current clients.We will be at Kapolei Petco from 11a-3p, Saturday. Feb 13th. Loving pets for adoption.
Everyday                                        11:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Lana`i Cat Sanctuary Pet-n-Purr Open House 

Lana`i Animal Rescue Center 
PO Box 631577         Lanai City, Hawaii 96763

Come and visit daily between 10-3 pm. Check out the amazing cageless, outdoor cat sanctuary on the lovely Hawaiian island of Lanai Lāna`i 
Our mission is to assist animals on the Hawaiian island of Lāna`i  by providing sustenance, foster homes, shelter, adoptions,  veterinary care, spay/neuter services, and humane education.Visitors and fans alike can sponsor a cat of their choosing from anywhere in the world. Visit our webiste to learn more.

Lana’i Animal Adventure Camp
We have had so much fun reading books about animals, writing and illustrating our own stories, writing poems, molding clay, playing with and reading to cats at the LARC sanctuary, interacting with different animals and so much more.  Phone 808-215-9066.
 Saturday, January 21st            5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Volcano Art Center presents ...

Volcano Art Center Gallery     Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
9-4074 Old Volcano Road     Volcano, HI 96785
Phone: (808) 967-8222

The Volcano Art Center’s 2017 Hula Kahiko series kicks off on Saturday, January 21 at 10:30am with a performance by Na kumu hula Pelehonuamea Harman and Kekoa Harman with Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo.

The students of Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo come from the Hawaiian language immersion K-12 school – Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu. For the past five years, their mission has been to perpetuate the Hawaiian language and culture through mele and hula. All classes are conducted through the medium of Hawaiian.

The performance will take place in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (hula platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. National Park entrance fees may apply.

These free events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana.

Volcano Art Center (VAC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational organization founded in 1974 by a band of eclectic and energetic artists. Today, over 38 years later, Volcano Art Center continues to operate a successful fine arts gallery showcasing handcrafted art works by over 300 local artists, as well as developing and offering programs for residents, keiki (children) and visitors alike, including the award winning Na Mea Hawai`i Hula Kahiko performance series at the pa hula in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  Volcano Art Center is Where People, Art and Nature Thrive!
  Saturday, January 21st- Sunday, January 29th 
Three Ring Ranch 
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Exotic Animal Care Facility

Three Ring Ranch
75-809 Keaolani Drive Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Educational programs at the Three Ring Ranch, Hawaii's only accredited wildlife rehabilitation and exotic animal care facility. Educational Tours are for those who would like to see the animals, learn animal behavior and communication, understand the role of rehab-bers and sanctuaries in Hawaii and so much more.

Small groups (6-12) will enjoy the experience of walking in and around the animals habitats while the residents follow and enjoy our company. Our programs take 2 hours. You will walk on uneven ground. 

Cameras are very welcome and children over the age of 6 (no exceptions) are welcome. There is no fee for the program but a minimum donation of $35 per person is requested to help feed and care for the 145 residents. All donations are 100% tax deductible. To book one of the programs email in advance to To learn more please visit their award-winning website 
         Sunday, January 22nd      Schedule appt
The  island's leader in the humane control of abandoned and feral cats
P.O. Box 240052
Honolulu, HI 96824-0052

Please see our website for our upcoming spay clinic dates. We recommend that you register online so that we can send you pre–op and other pertinent information for the clinic.

*Schedule Surgery at CatFriends in Kalihi - call 808-226-4561 CatFriends (CF) is a 501c3 (non-profit) all volunteer organization that is Oahu's source of information and education for abandoned and feral cat issues. CF is the island's leader in the humane control of abandoned and feral cats.
Sunday, January 22nd               12 noon- 2:00 pm
Hawaii Dog Foundation Offsite Adoption 

1134 Kuala Street         Pearl City, HI 96782   (808) 456-5570

We will be at Petco on Sunday, January 11th. The event will feature our loving adoptable dog!s   Guaranteed fun for the whole family!   Visit our website to see adoptables. Website

Foster Program
Thanks to Rodney Burnett at Hawaii Dog Foundation for his exceptional kindness! They are also looking for fosters for their foster dog program. Please contact at
Hawaii Week for the Animals
Unchain Their Love..Support Our Dogs!
#Hawaii #Puma #activists push for new laws #chainingdogs #Mayors #StateRep Cindy Evans 
Dogs are naturally social beings who thrive on interaction with human beings and other animals. Please see how other states are unchaining  dogs-an outdated cruel practice  _______________________________________________________________________________________________ January 2017  
 Hawai'i Volcanoes Park Education Center 

KEALALEO is an adult Hawaiian Immersion Program which takes each individual to "wa kamali'i" or the time of ones childhood when we first began learning language.  KEALALEO is uniquely different because it does not use the written word to teach but rather uses Hawaiian in its rawest form, the spoken tongue.  KEALALEO is a "new" method of learning 'Ōlelo Hawai'i, returning to the original style of indigenous learning.  KEALALEO has proven to be a fun, inter-active, non-intimidating setting for learning Hawaiian. 

"We welcome each individual who has the desire to know more about the language and thus the culture.", says Kumu Ka'eo. Fee Information: $35.00 per month for the classes - Park entrance fees apply Contact Name: Joni Mae Makuakāne-Jarrel. Phone Number: 808-985-6020
                                                      January &  Ongoing
People and Land of Kahuku - Ranger-led Hikes

Hawai'i Volcanoes Park
Meet at the Park’s Kahuku Unit 
Ka‘ū., Hawaii

Where: Meet at the Park’s Kahuku Unit, Ka‘ū. The gate, located off Hwy 11 near mile marker 70, will beopened at 9 am. Park and meet inside the gate near the ranch buildings. Boots and long pants are recommended.

What: Hike 2 miles, 3 hours through pastures, quarry, airstrip and the extraordinary 1868 lava fields. People and Land of Kahuku. Learn how people lived on the vast  Kahuku lands, from the earliest Hawaiians
through today. Hear about Kahuku’s history of violent earthquakes and eruptions and the people who survived them. Walk through an emerging native forest to explore 1868 volcanic vents and flows. Learn Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s  plans to restore native ecosystems and  protect cultural sites.
Ongoing- Call to plan your visit!
9th Life Hawaii No Kill Cat Rescue & Sanctuary

9th Life Hawaii 
Box 476 
Makawao, HI 96768 

Aloha and Welcome. hyllis Tavares, Executive Director of 9th Life Hawaii says, "We are Maui’s largest, non-profit, NO KILL, Cat Rescue & Sanctuary. On any given day, we provide a safe haven for about 275 cats and we have now sterilized about 6,700 cats. 

We welcome you. If after viewing our kitties, one or more of them wrap their paws around your heart, please call us (808-866-3049) for directions to the sanctuary where you can meet hundreds of adoptable kitties. All visits to the sanctuary are by appointment as we do not have a large enough staff available every day."

9th Life Hawaii has now sterilized about 6,018 cats, most of them in our very own fully-equipped surgery room. We are attempting to hold at least 2 Spay/Neuter clinics per month until Dr. Tom arrives back in Hawaii in October. Then we will have our usual 5-6 day clinic. As successful as our clinics are, we would still like to purchase a Spay/Neuter van to reach the under-served communities at Hana, the Westside and other remote areas on Maui. Please call 808-866-3050 to help or register a cat(s) for our ongoing Spay/Neuter clinics. Learn much more at
Sunday, January 22nd    and Ongoing 
CB/Hawaii Horse Rescue 
Waikoloa herd of Kona Nightingales (Donkeys)

"What's New? We have Long Ears...and The Ears jokes are flying!"

Big Island of Hawaii
Phone 808-987-9064.

We still need homes for donkeys.  Dr. Brady Bergin, at Aina Hou Animal Hospital, has about 24 up at Waiki'i Ranch, and Waiki'i is running out of grass. The ones up at Waki'i are geldings and pregnant females and jennets with foals.  We have six or seven here to be adopted. Actually, if the Humane Society of the United States would charter another plane to take another 120 to  the Pleasant Valley Donkey Rescue in Tehachapi, CA, that would solve the entire problem.   See pic to left of two of our donkeys...beautiful!

These donkeys MUST find  homes. Personally, since meeting and being around donkeys, I will always have donkeys. They are a hoot. I expect to keep four, and the mother of the baby, below, is being sponsored. So that leaves... six here that need homes.

Hawaii Horse Rescue -wonderful folks!-has asked us to share they can use help with the donkeys. The Waikoloa herd of Kona Nightingales has burgeoned beyond manageability, and are being captured, vetted through the Aina Hou Animal Hospital,  and adopted. "We are bringing some of the young ones here to the Rescue, handling them, making them friendly, and finding homes.They are wonderful creatures."

Puna is one of the nine districts in Hawaiʻi County, Big Island, Hawaii. The District of Puna is located on the easternmost portion of the island and shares borders to the north with the District of South Hilo and a border to the west with the District of Kaʻū. With its size of just under 320,000 acres (1,300 km2), Puna is slightly smaller than the island of Kauaʻ

CB/Hawaii Horse Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of equines. Your donations keep us going and the horses happy.  As donations increase we will be able to help more horses.  Every little bit helps! Phone 808-987-9064.
       Sunday, January 22nd             10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Last Resort Dog Rescue

Last Resort Dog Rescue
Post Ofc Box 1309                           Kihei, HI 96753

 The Last Resort is a dedicated team works together, combining our skills and love for animals to provide safe haven and rehabilitation to so many animals in need.  

Now, more than ever, the economic crisis has left the shelters dangerously overcrowded and hundreds of dogs are being killed every day simply because there is no room! We are in desperate need of foster homes.  Every day we gain more ground by bridging the gap between animals and humans so that they may live with the love and respect they deserve. Call  (808) 769-6767. Visit website   
2nd Sunday of each month                   12 noon- til 
Association (AHPA) Monthly Meeting

Blaisdell Park
98-319 Kamehameha Highway 
Aiea, HI 96701

"Aloha Hawaiian Parrot Association is the oldest (now 23 years) and only parrot club in Honolulu, Hawaii. We are a social club of parrot owners but also provide fostering and rehoming of parrots, assistance with lost and found birds, and counseling/information for parrot owners."

All monthly meetings are at Blaisdell Park, Pearl City, usually on the 2nd Sunday of the month, at 12noon, with potluck lunch. As always, your parrots (healthy, with wings clipped or caged) are welcome, and remember to bring a beach/camping chair to sit on since we meet on the grass.

 (The dates may change if we have a special activity planned.)  Our members range from the novice to the experienced and knowledgeable parrot owner. The one thing we all have in common is our love and respect for these feathered treasures.
Monday January 23rd  - Saturday Jan 28th                  10:00 am - til 
Hawaii Public Libraries Celebrates 
Hawaii Week for the Animals
-An official Hawaii Week for the Animals event-

Hawaii Public Libraries

To celebrate  Hawaii Week for the Animals, Hawaii Public Library System will have many of their libraries devoting special display areas and activities devoted to the awesome animals during Hawaii Week for the Animals. 

We encourage everyone to be stop by the Children's Dept. of all Hawaii libraries.  Many thanks to the Hawaii Library System for their exceptional graciousness.  Also visit
Monday, January 23rd                10:00 am -11:30 am
Hui Pono Holoholona 

Hui Pono                PO. Box 943
Mountain View, HI 96771                          phone 808-968-8279
or by:

Our Mission:
It is clear that our community needs no-cost or truly affordable spay and neuter to prevent dog and cat animal overpopulation humanely.

At the present time, more than 13,000 domestic and wild animals are euthanized on the island of Hawai‘i each year.  Thousands more are abandoned, lost or feral.

Hui Pono Holoholona is aloha.  The heart of HPH will integrate a response to this situation with programs to connect humans and animals for purposes of educating the general pubic on the need to humanely stop animal overpopulation through animal sterilization, furthering additional education on proper animal care, the importance of responsible companionship, and ownership through kindness and respect. Website is
Ongoing                                 See different times
Hawai'i Youth Services
Hawaiian Humane Society Classroom 
2700 Waialae Avenue     Honolulu, HI 96826 

So many opportunitites are with animal organizations. Pls check out the activities! Visit
       Monday,January 23rd               11:00  am-12 noon
Hawaiian Islands Humpback 
Whale National Marine Sanctuary 45 Ton 
Exciting Whale Talks

Different locations each day
Sanctuary Learning Center 
726 South Kihei Road     Kihei, Hawaii   96753

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary was created by Congress in 1992 to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai`i. The sanctuary, which lies within the shallow (less than 600 feet), warm waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands, constitutes one of the world's most important humpback whale habitats. 
Through education, outreach, research and resource protection activities, the sanctuary strives to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai`i.
 Contact: Maui  Office: 808-879-2818        They are wonderful folks!
                Monday, January 23rd (and all week)         11:00 am – 7:00 pm
McInery Dog Park 

Hawaiian Humane Society Grounds 
2700 Waialae Avenue    Honolulu, HI 96826

McInery Dog Park is the smallest dog park on the island, only 1/3 acre, but one of the best groomed parks including a small pond and waterfall for the dogs to play in.  Meet new canine friends, get exercise, and play in the pond. 

The park hours are Mon – Fri: 11 – 7 p.m. and weekends & most holidays. Phone 808) 946-2187.   Hours do vary according to season. 
 Tuesday, January 23rd and weekdays     11:30 pm & 1:30 pm
Maui Ocean Center  Fins & Flippers Tour

Maui Ocean Center
192 Ma’alaea Rd.
Wailuku, HI 96793

Learn about the Maui Ocean Center’s sharks and green sea turtles with a marine naturalist-guided tour! Go behind-the-scenes with exclusive access to the Aquarium’s curatorial lab and discover what it takes to care for the Aquarium’s marine life.

Guests will have the opportunity to assist with a supervised feeding at Turtle Lagoon and Hammerhead Harbor.   11:30am and 1:30pm
Online at or by calling (808) 270-7012   Cost   $14.95 plus Aquarium admission
    Website is
Tuesday, January 24th                           10:00 am- 6:00 pm       
The Pet Stop of Maui

The Pet Stop
230 Hana Hwy # 13   Our entrance is on E. Wakea Ave) 
Kahului,  HI   96732    

Make sure your pet has the best!
Choose from an array of name-brand, high quality food and supplies, including:   Housing (cages, carriers)
Food (top name brands)    Grooming supplies
Pet doors and lighting systems
Educational products for you    Nutritional supplies
Hours. Monday – Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm 
Kahului,  HI   96732
Shop at the most complete and oldest pet store in Maui — visit The Pet Shop today.  Visit
                     Tuesday, January 24th             7:00 pm til 
The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii 

Vegetarian Society of Hawaii
P.O. Box 23208      Honolulu, HI 96823    (808) 733-7387

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii* is a not-for-profit volunteer organization founded in 1990 to promote human health, animal rights, and protection of the environment by means of vegetarian education. It's among the largest vegetarian/vegan societies in the nation. Join us!

Once a month we invite a guest speaker to present a lecture or cooking demonstration. All lectures are free and open to the public. Members receive our quarterly newsletter, The Island Vegetarian, as well as discounts at many veg-friendly restaurants and health food stores.
Wednesday, January 25th                             Ongoing
Don't forget the Heartworm Preventative
Neuter Now Hawaii -Low Cost Spay & Neuter

There are more cats and dogs on Oahu than there are loving homes. To help reduce pet overpopulation, the Neuter Now program offers a cost-effective way for pet owners to sterilize their pets.

The Neuter Now program is funded by the City and County of Honolulu. The Hawaiian Humane Society manages the program at no cost to the City or taxpayers, and local veterinarians voluntarily perform the surgeries at significantly reduced rates.

Certificates may be purchased from the Hawaiian Humane Society 2700 Waialae Avenue Honolulu, HI 96826   or at any Satellite City Hall location. 

The certificate may then be redeemed at any of 16 participating veterinary locations islandwide. Click here to see a list of locations and to download the form, or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society online for more information.

These prices are fantastic as it can cost up from $600.00  up to 800.00 for some spay neuters surgeries in Hawaii!
The cost of the certificate is:
$40 for male cat    $50 for female cat   $125 for male dog   $150 for female dog

See participating clinics at
Ongoing--During Week
Tails of Aloha Pet Assisted Therapy 
Oahu, Hawaii

Tails of Aloha will be visiting a long term care facility in Oahu with therapy animals.We will also be working with those with disabilities (some PTSD) to help them get their own dogs to become service dogs for their owners. More details to be posted soon!

Tails of Aloha is an all volunteer Animal Assisted Therapy Organization located on Oahu in the state of Hawaii. Visit
Ongoing            See hours below
Kauai Humane Society Gomez Galley Pet Food Bank 
*Also check out our Free Spay & Neuter!

Kauai Humane Society
3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue
(Just west of Puhi on your way to Poipu)
Lihue, HI 96766

Gomez’s Galley, the KHS pet food bank, was started by a dedicate KHS volunteer, and named after her beloved, small-but-mighty cat, Gomez. The pet food bank was created as part of KHS’s ongoing effort to keep pets and their families together.

When economic issues threaten a pet owner’s ability to continue caring for his or her companion animal, the Kauai Humane Society helps by offering a supply of pet food from the Galley.

Pet food is donated by KHS supporters who help to keep our Galley full. We are hoping that by providing pet food on a regular basis, people will be able to keep their pets with them for life.

In addition to picking-up free pet food at KHS, we are proud to be working in partnership with St Catherine’s Church in Kapaa and St. William’s Church in Hanalei. Pet food may be picked up at those churches’ food pantries once a month during their normal hours of operation. Please check with the church’s food pantry volunteers to determine the days that pet food will be available.

KHS also provides low-cost or free spay/neuter surgery for dogs and cats of Kauai.  Tuesday - Saturday  8:00 am - 6:00 pm -

*KHS adoptions are from Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 am- 6:00 pm.
*Saturday & Monday 10:00 am-4:00 pm

It’s because of our caring community we are able to provide refuge for Kauai’s neglected, abandoned and abused animals. If it weren’t for compassionate folks like you supporting us since 1952, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our mission to strengthen our bond with our pets as well as provide informed care for all of Kauai’s animals.
​                           Read About Shelter Dogs on Field Trips

About twice a week, a visitor to the lush Hawaiian paradise of Kauai island will fall in love — with a shelter dog, who’s been borrowed from the local rescue group for a tropical outing. And if things go especially well, it might end with a plane ride to the mainland.

“Currently, we have Kauai Humane Society alumni residing in more than 25 states and four Canadian provinces,” says Penny Cistaro, spokesperson for the group. “We estimate that more than 100 dogs have found their new loving home as a result of a field trip.”

How to Help
Come make a difference for the animals and have fun too! Positions include dog buddy, cat cuddler, front desk assistant, vet assistant, foster parent, special events and PALS (Pets Are Loving Support) program volunteer. Thank you to Executive Director,  Penny! Website is 

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. If you prefer not to be around the animals and still want to help, consider volunteering at our thrift store across from Pizza Hut in Lihue. For more information, call 632-0610, ext. 102.
Tuesday,  January 24th                     7:00 pm  
After Dark in the Park - Volcano Awareness Month

Kīlauea Visitor Center     Volcano, HI 96785
(808) 985-6000

Kīlauea is currently home to two remarkably long eruptions. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and other vents on the volcano’s East Rift Zone have erupted lava flows for more than 3 decades. At the summit of Kīlauea, an active vent within Halemaʻumaʻu Crater has fed a lava lake for over 8 years. Monitoring each of these eruptions presents unique challenges and requires using various tools and techniques, ranging from low-tech to state-of-the-art. USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Matt Patrick explains the toolkit he uses to map lava flows and measure lava lakes, and describes how scientists continuously improve their methods of tracking volcanic activity

 Park entrance fees apply.
Wednesday, January 25th                 3:00 pm til
Afternoons at the Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium 
2777 Kalakaua Avenue   Honolulu, HI 96815

Every Wednesday, the Aquarium hosts an interactive learning activity near the Monk Seal Deck. Join us for a critter encounter or a marine science craft designed for families. Free with admission to the Aquarium. (808) 923-9741

At the Waikiki Aquarium, our mission is to inspire and promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of Pacific marine life.
Wednesday, January 25th and Ongoing 
West Hawaii Humane Society 
Help Save The Donkeys of Hawaii
West Hawaii Humane Society Inc
Street: PO Box 2695
Kailua Kona, HI 96745-2695

They are affectionately known as the Kona Nightingales because they bray or "sing" to each other as they return to the mountains at dusk. The herd is currently estimated at between 400-600 animals, in more than 2500 acres of private land. 

If the population continues to increase scarce resources will quickly be depleted and the donkeys may suffer from starvation or dehydration. 

In addition, some in the community have seen these animals as a growing nuisance, competing with local rancher’s cattle grazing areas, etc. Phone: (808) 329-8398 and learn more about this program and how you can help
at the following web site.
Thursday spotlight & Ongoing 
Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project  
'Plant a Tree' Campaign

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project 
2465 Olinda Road 
Makawao, Hawaii 96768-7138 
(808) 573-0280 

We encourage you to particpate in our Plant a Tree program. Your donation of $10 will sponsor a native tree: koa, ohia, mamane, pilo, akala, mamake, aalii or kolea. We will send you a certificate of sponsorship and a photo of the restoration site for you to display proudly. You can also dedicate trees to be planted for someone else.   info AT

We have already planted over 10,000 trees in the Nakula Natural Area Reserve. Current sponsorships received will go towards trees that will be planted in the fall of 2015.  Mahalo for your support of native forest bird recovery and forest restoration on Maui!

We successfully raised funds to plant 1,125 trees at our restoration site in Nakula Natural Area Reserve. We are continuing to collect seeds for more plants to be grown and then purchased. We will continue to take donations to help us purchase plants to restore this dry mesic forest. Please visit our Plant a Tree, Save the Forest, Save the Birds Campaign for more information or email us directly for more information.    Visit
Friday, January 27th          11:00 am-6:00 pm
Kauai Humane Society --$5.00 Feline Fridays

Kauai Humane Society
3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue
(Just west of Puhi on your way to Poipu)
Lihue, HI 96766

SERIOUSLY?!! $5 Feline Fridays? YES!
Adult cats (one year & older) just $5 EVERY FRIDAY at the Kauai Humane Society.

An adoption includes: 
The cat, of course! *Vaccination   *Flea treatment  *De-worming
* Microchip *Collar/tag   *Spay/neuter

Call : (808) 632-0610  Hours:  Fridays from 11 am to 6 pm.
We are always interested in growing our mobile adoption schedule. If you would like to host a mobile adoption event, please email Brandy at

All proceeds benefit Kauai Humane Society's life saving mission. Time: check back on our website for updates. More details to come.
All week... All year
Moanalua Dog Park 

Moanalua Community Park 
Honolulu, HI, 96819

Moanalua Dog Park is the first City & County of Honolulu off-leash dog park*. It was opened in April 2004 through the efforts of the Moanalua Gardens Community Association (“MGCA”) and our representatives. ‘Ilio Hau‘oli Paka means “happy dog park” in Hawaiian.

The Moanalua Dog Park is located next to the tennis and basketball courts in the Moanalua Community Park, situated between the Moanalua Freeway and Puuloa Road, off Mahiole Street. The park is open 7 days a week during daylight hours, and is closed on Tuesdays until noon for maintenance. Email
Friday, January 27th                   11:00 am-6:00 pm
Maui Humane Society --$5.00 Feline Fridays

Maui Humane Society 
Mokulele Hwy       Kahului, HI 96732

Stop by and find the purrfect new friend at the purrfect price! Every Friday all adults (over 6 months) are just $5 to adopt including: spay/neuter, first shots, working and a free exam at your local vet! 

We are always interested in growing our mobile adoption schedule. If you would like to host a mobile adoption event, please email Brandy at
Ongoing                                            9:00 am-5:00 pm
Volcano Art Center --Gallery Artists Opportunities

Volcano Art Center Gallery
Niaulani Campus, 19-4074
Old Volcano Road 
Volcano Village, Hawaii 96785

Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park CONSIGNMENT GUIDELINES:

Volcano Art Center (VAC) provides ongoing opportunities for visual artists in all media to sell their work on consignment in Volcano Art Center Gallery. Volcano Art Center Gallery, located within the former Volcano House Hotel built in 1877, is open year-round, seven days a week (except Christmas Day). It is operated under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Park Service, as an enhancement to the interpretive programs of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (HVNP).

Before submitting work, artists should think about how their work fits both the mission of VAC and the requirements of HVNP. VAC's mission is to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai'i's people and environment through the arts and education. Our agreement with HVNP is that we will offer items which have a direct relationship to the Hawaiian culture, and the scenic and natural values of the Park and Hawai'i. Please consider, and explain, in a written paragraph, how your work “Interprets the Park through Art.” Located in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park; park entrance fees apply.   Emily Catey, 808-967-7565
Saturday. January 28th                     8:00  am to 12 noon 
Keauhou Farmer's Market  & Live Music

Keauhou Shopping Center, 
near Longs Drug. Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

All products are home grown in Hawaii, many are organic - fruits, vegetables, flowers, coffee, macadamia nuts, charcuterie, baked goods & more. Live music most Saturdays! Visit

For the past eight years, the Keauhou Farmers Market has been transforming the lives of everyday people through fresh, delicious food. It gives residents and visitors the opportunity to know exactly where their food comes from and how it was produced, things that continue to gain importance to consumers.
Saturday,  January 28th          9:30 am-12:30 pm
People and Land of Kahuku - Ranger-led Hike

Hawai'i Volcanoes Park
Meet at the Park’s Kahuku Unit, 
Ka‘ū., Hawaii

Where: Meet at the Park’s Kahuku Unit, Ka‘ū. The gate, located off Hwy 11 near mile marker 70, will beopened at 9 am. Park and meet inside the gate near the ranch buildings. Boots and long pants are recommended.

What: Hike 2 miles, 3 hours through pastures, quarry, airstrip and the extraordinary 1868 lava fields. People and Land of Kahuku. Learn how people lived on the vast  Kahuku lands, from the earliest Hawaiians through today. Hear about Kahuku’s history of violent earthquakes and eruptions and the people who survived them. 

Walk through an emerging native forest to explore 1868 volcanic vents and flows. Learn Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s  plans to restore native ecosystems and  protect cultural sites.
Saturday, January 28th                                   10:00 am-2:00 pm
Hawaiian Humane Society Offsite Adoption Day!

Petco   91-1065 Keaunui Drive     Ewa, HI 96706
(808) 683-1551

See other locations today! Pls adopt... All animals available for adoption include a host of benefits and services valued at more than $250. These include behavior screening, spaying or neutering, health exam, vaccinations, worming, flea and tick control, microchip identification and heartworm testing and preventative for dogs. All adoptions include a free first visit to a participating veterinarian, as well as lifetime behavior support.
 Saturday, January 28th                                      10:30 am   - til 
Volcano Art Center Hula Kahiko Series

Volcano Art Center
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd   Volcano, HI 96785

Volcano Art Center's 2015 Hula Kahiko series begins with a performance by Na kumu hula Pelehonuamea Harman and Kekoa Harman with Halau I ka Leo Ola o Na Mamo.

The students of Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo come from the Hawaiian language Immersion pre-school – Pūnana Leo o Hilo, Hawaiian language immersion K-12 school – Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu, and Ka Haka ʻUla ʻo Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at UH Hilo. For the past five years, their mission has been to perpetuate the Hawaiian language and culture through mele and hula. All classes are conducted in Hawaiian. Beautiful!

This presentation is free and open to the public and will be presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. Pls visit
Saturday, January 28th                                                11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hawaiian Humane Society
Mori by Art+flea at South Shore Market

Market 1170 Auahi St.     Suite 105,           Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

In partnership with Mori by Art + Flea, the Hawaiian Humane Society is hosting another Neko Cafe.

On Saturday, January 28, from 10 am to 3 pm at Mori by Art + Flea, a local boutique in South Shore Market, the event will feature delicious food and coffee by Morning Glass Coffee + Cafe. Cats and kittens available for adoption from 11 am to 2 pm.

Visit the local boutique to grab lunch, shop feline-inspired items and enjoy the company of friendly felines for a $5 donation for 15 minutes.
Reserve a time slot for you to hang out with our frisky felines. Adoptions will be done first come, first serve, including those who reserve a time slot.

Walk-ins will be accepted, but it is highly recommended you come early as space is limited.Online reservations will close Friday, January 27 at 5 pm.
Contact for more information.
 Saturday, January 28th                    11:00 am  - 4:00 pm
                                     Petco Pet Adoption Day

Petco- 4450 Kapolei Pkwy        Kapolei, Hawaii    
Call (808) 674-0600

Come out and find your new best friend. H.A.R.F is a non-profit organization that serves the State of Hawaii (primarily the islands of Oahu and Maui) and has been a no-kill shelter since its origination.  
Saturday, January 28th             11:00 am-3:00 pm
 Oahu SPCA Pet Adoptions 
1134 Kuala Street     earl City, HI 96782   808) 456-5570

For Oahu SPCA   Visit

Each of us from the O’ahu SPCA would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your families. Thanks to the support of community members like you, we launched our mission, “Every healthy, treatable animal will find a forever home.” This support was instrumental in helping us to establish the first O’ahu SPCA and the largest animal shelter in Hawai’i based on a “no-kill” philosophy.
Think Global and Act Local!

 Find your local  Hawaiian shelter and adopt a 
forever friend today. Donate, Adopt & Volunteer.
Sunday, January 29th                                 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Freddie's Dog Park
Freddie's Dog Park
3-825 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Dogs are such an important part of many people's lives today. Being social creatures, dogs like to interact - both with the humans they live with and with other dogs. Open seven days a week. 

Most places on Kauai prohibit you from letting your dog run loose without being leashed. The park is a safe and legal place to allow dogs off leash as long as they are supervised by their owner. 

There are two separate areas, a larger area for the big dogs over 30 lbs. and smaller area for the little guys. Both have double gated entries to prevent escape. Visit!
Sunday, January 28th                  9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hi'iaka & Pele
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park 

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku unit - 
Hwy 11 near mile marker 70.5
SE portion of Hawaii

Hiʻiaka & Pele.  Discover two fascinating  Hawaiian goddesses, sister Pele and Hiʻiaka, and the natural phenomena they represent.  Visitors will experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape of Kahuku on this moderate 1.0-mile walk.  Enter the Kahuku unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5, and meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended. Free.
Pet Guidelines:
Sunday, January 29th                       11:00 am-3:00 pm
 Hawaiian Humane Dog Adoptions 
1134 Kuala Street 
Pearl City, HI 96782
(808) 456-5570

The Hawaiian Humane Society's mission is a joyful one full of challenges and opportunities. Since 1942, our busy shelter in the heart of Moiliili has become a community hub for animal lovers featuring programs and services focused on strengthening the human-animal bond: rescuing the abused, engaging volunteers, fighting for better laws and caring for more than 25,000 animals a year.  Adopt!

Hawaiian Humane Society

Joey's Felines
Sunday, January 29th  & Ongoing
U.S. National Park Service Great Volunteer Opportunity
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

"Volunteers In Parks"

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
1 Crater Rim Drive
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718
 (808) 985-6000

There are many ways you can help care for your national parks, from one-time to reoccurring volunteer opportunities for youth, families, groups and individuals. 
To learn more and to get started use the search box below to find a park near you or visit provides you with all that you need to find a volunteer opportunity. The portal is a free, fast efficient way to connect volunteers with natural and cultural resources agencies.   Viist
Hawaii's Dog Friendly Beaches
-Thanks to Hawaii Humane Society-

Hawaiian Humane Society
2700 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Phone: (808) 356-2200
Hawaiian Humane Society compiled a list of dog-friendly beaches.  Learn more about how the designation was determined.  For a list of dog-friendly parks, click here.

In order for the community to continue to support sharing the shoreline with dogs, great care must be taken to ensure responsibility and respect for all beach goers. Owners are responsible for their dog’s actions. The law requires that all dogs wear their county-issued license tag as identification and that pet waste must be disposed of. Violations can results in citations and fines issued by the police.
Check out this extensive list of dog friendly beaches

K9 Kokua
Focusing on the dogs of the houseless, financially destitute  and those affected by domestic violence.

K9 Kokua 
P.O. Box 2471       Waianae, HI  96792

We are a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer operated organization that believes every dog deserves a chance at a life of feeling no hunger pains, has access to medical care and the right to live in safety.

We visit and provide care for the dogs that live with the houseless population on Oahu and Maui. Many of these ohana (families) lost their roof when they fell upon hardships such as medical problems or being laid off from work. They are homeless so they can remain with their family dog.  At times, some humans stay in a dangerous situations for fear that their dog will be harmed in their absence. We understand their determination to keep their ohana together. 

We are here to make sure the dogs have a resource for spaying/neutering, Emergency Care response, severe weather evacuation assistance and much, much more! Pls visit and find way to help or seek help.
Wish List
Joey's Feline Friends Adoptions & Wishlist

Joey's Feline Friends
Kaneohe, HI 96744 

We currently have over 300 cats at our shelter and we have been having an increasing amount of return cats. The returns are mostly from families leaving the island and not wanting to pay to take the cat with them. Because of this we are over capacity and even have to board some of the cats just to make room. 
We are currently seeking volunteers and foster families. Please email if you are interested in volunteering or fostering. 
We are also needing donations. Things we currently need are:

Towels (New or Used), Blankets or Linens (New or Used), Unopened bags of Cat Food, Unopened Canned Cat Food, Pine Pelleted Litter, Cat Condos (New or Used), Cat Scratchers, Cat Toys, Pet Beds, Pet Food Bowls, Cat Furniture (New or Used), Cat Collars, Pet Carriers, Flea and Tick Control, Brushes, Litter Boxes, Unopened Treats. Visit
Sunday February 21st                             3:30 pm -6:30 pm
Hawaiian Humane Society Classroom
Animal Hero Service Learning Training Class:

Preparing Students and Youth Groups to Help Oahu's Animals
This is a required class for students in grades 6 through 12 who want to help the Hawaiian Humane Society for a school or club project or to earn service hours. Students will identify their project and receive continuing mentorship upon class completion.

Please note: This class does not prepare students to do hands-on work with shelter animals. Click here if you  do not need service learning hours for your school and want to volunteer directly with the animals.

Class highlights--
Animal Welfare 101 - Learn about problems that Oahu's pets face.
Interview Opportunity - A panel of experts from veterinary medicine, cruelty investigations and animal behavior will unleash how students can help.
Service Learning in Your Community - Learn how you can help animals. 
Meet & Greet an Orphan Animal - Interact with one of the hundreds of animals waiting to find their new home. Hawaiian Humane Society Classroom 
$25 fee per student          Grades 6-12
The Queen's Medical Center Pet Therapy 
Volunteer Opportunity 

Queen's Pet Therapy 
1301 Punchbowl St.   Honolulu, HI  96813

Volunteer Opportunity Details:If you and your pet are interested in volunteering some of your time, The Queen's Medical Center Pet Therapy Program may be for you. The benefits of Pet Therapy in a clinical setting have been widely documented. 
It is for that reason The Queen's Medical Center and the Hawaiian Humane Society are working together to ensure our Pet Therapy volunteers learn the skills that are needed to safely visit with an animal at The Medical Center>Learn all about this at 
Hawaiian Humane Society Emergency Pet 
Shelter Training

Hawaiian Humane Society Classroom 
2700 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96826  

There are 30 pet-friendly shelters on Oahu designed to keep families with pets together during a disaster. These shelters are operated by our staff and dedicated volunteers.

Sign up for this training to become an emergency pet shelter volunteer. You will learn about how these shelters function and participate in a mock emergency pet shelter.
Ongoing ......Traveling with Pets to Hawaii
Airline Travel Info for You and Your Pets!

Did you know it so easy to adopt a pet and bring back to mainland USA?!
Traveling with Your Guide Dog to Hawaii

The Honolulu International Airport on the island of Oahu is the only authorized port of entry for all guide dogs entering Hawaii. If you are planning to enter the state on one of our neighbor islands, you will require a valid inspection permit issued by DOA, in addition to meeting the quarantine exemption requirements.

For questions, you can call (808) 483-7151 or (808) 837-8092 or e-mail to assist you with preparations.

How to Take Your Dog to Hawaii
 Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals- How to Help
-Volunteer with NOAA Wherever You Live-

NOAA/Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center
1845 Wasp Blvd, Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818 
Phone: 808-725-5800

Our mission: To forever protect and perpetuate ecosystem health and diversity and Native Hawaiian cultural significance of Papahānaumokuākea.

Good Neighbors: How To Share Hawaii's Beaches with Endangered Monk Seals.

Volunteer where you live.

Volunteers play an integral role in supporting the environmental noaa logo with clouds and waterstewardship conducted every day by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Across the United States and its coastal waters, opportunities exist for volunteers to take part in research, observation and educational roles that benefit science, our citizens and our planet.

There are probably fewer than 1,100 Monk Seals left in the world, though the population around the main Hawaiian Islands seems to be increasing slightly. Hawaiians called Monk Seals “Ilio holo I ka uaua” which means “dog that runs in rough water”.
Sunday, January 29th                        5:00 pm-6:00 pm 
  A Prayer for the Animals

~An Official Hawaii Week for the Animals event~

Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers or meditation or to light a candle from 5-6 pm Hawaii time on Sunday. This is a multi-faith observance. 

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. 

For inspiration, visit -

Click on the Swimming Dolphins to hear " One Love."

Please contact us to become involved! See contact us page.
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