Aloha KHS Family,

We are coming out of July on a high with 140 adoptions and jumping into August with a lot of excitement and momentum! For the entire month of August, we are participating in Clear the Shelters where every adoption comes with a gift. Next week, for the first time, we are partnering with Feeding Pets of the Homeless for their Give A Dog A Bone Week. We will be asking for food donations to stock our Gomez Galley Pet Food Pantry that helps families provide food to their pets.

To thank our pet food donors, we will be giving each family a free microchip voucher for their pet and just in time for Check the Chip Day on August 15, which promotes updating your microchip information to ensure you are reunited with your pet as quickly as possible. Finally, on August 20, several staff members will be slipping into sneakers and showcasing their favorite sweatbands for the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk. We have a busy month ahead of us with lots of activities and we hope you are able to join us.



Nicole Schafer Crane
Executive Director
Kaua'i Humane Society


July By The Numbers

Last month, KHS found homes for 140 dogs and cats, transferred 22 animals to our mainland partner shelters, and reunited 24 animals with their families. 

MAHALO to all of our amazing volunteers, staff, and supporters who helped so many happy tails come true! 


PAWS For Celebration 2022

We are gearing up for the first in-person PAWS For Celebration gala fundraiser in several years! For the first time in KHS history, we are having the gala at KHS! This is an evening you won't want to miss! At this art-themed PAWS For Celebration, we'll have art for auction from our children's art competition and from local and celebrity artists, entertainment, dinner, and an opportunity to hear from staff.

Tickets are available now! Click the button below to learn more. 

Do you have an item or experience to donate to the auction? Email 


Free Senior Pets

All animals over the age of 5 years will have sponsored adoptions all August long, thanks to a generous donor! Mariano (pictured here) is a very sweet 10-year-old Airedale Terrier/hound mix who's looking for his forever home. 


Clear the Shelters

Every adoption during the month of August will receive a free gift courtesy of the Clear the Shelters adoption campaign! 


Featured Animals: Paxton & Cat Chow

Meet Paxton: Paxton is a sweet 9-year-old male Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. He enjoys lounging around and just observing those around him. He's very gentle when taking treats and he's got a lot of fluffy fur! This sweet boy would thrive somewhere with a cool temperature! His adoption fee is waived through the month of August!

Meet Cat Chow: Cat Chow is a 17-year-old medium hair female. She is extremely affectionate and loves to be held. She'll also come make herself comfortable on your lap if you don't pick her up first. She doesn't get along with younger, rambunctious cats, but has lived with smaller dogs in the past and doesn't mind them. She also wears a leash and harness and loves to lounge in the sunshine outside. Cat Chow's adoption fees have been waived through the month of August!


Volunteer Spotlight: Maria and Jason Malm

Maria and Jason Malm volunteer every July for the couple of weeks they are visiting Kaua`i. This July the couple spent hours and hours every day with our dogs volunteering their time, taking them on field trips, as well as donating lots of new toys and supplies! Jason was introduced to Kaua`i when he was active in the military and came to volunteer his time to provide affordable dental care to residents. The couple has come back every year (minus two years due to COVID) to volunteer at the shelter. They’ve adopted two dogs, Humphrey from KHS and Bubby from Kaua`i SPCA, which they’ve added to their pack in upstate New York. We will miss these amazing volunteers and look forward to their next visit!


Staff Spotlight: Daniel

"I've always wanted to work at KHS. Helping the animals is something I've always wanted to do. I enjoy community work and I just want to give back to the community."

Daniel has worked at KHS for a couple of years now. His goal was to become a Humane Officer, but he needed a little more experience first. So, he began as an Animal Care Technician working directly with the animal populations, and he will officially transition to work as a Humane Officer next week!


PAWS For Celebration Art Competition

Children in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit an original piece of art into our PAWS For Celebration art competition! Submissions will be grouped by children's ages for judging, and each group will have a first, second, and third place winner. There will also be an overall winner who will receive $150, plus a ticket for the winner and one parent into the Gala, KHS swag, and more! Everyone who enters wins a prize! 

All submissions are due by Sept. 2 and require a Submission Form. Click the button below to learn more. 


Calendar Competition

Submit your cute pet photos before Aug. 11 and enter for the chance to make it into the Kaua`i Humane Society's 2023 Calendar! Each submission costs $20, but there's no limit to how many photos you can submit! 

Photos will be judged by the public in August!

Click the button below to sign up! 


Pet Food Drive

We are asking for pet food donations in partnership with Feeding Pets of the Homeless for their Give A Dog A Bone Week. These donations will go into our Gomez Gally Pet Food Bank which is offered to our community members in need. 

To thank everyone who donates pet food, we will offer a free microchip voucher to get your pet microchipped on Aug. 15 which is Check the Chip Day, a day all about the importance of microchips and the importance of updating your contact info for your pet's microchip. 

Donations can be dropped off anytime between 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. from Aug. 7-13 (except Thursday, Aug. 11). We are closed to the public on Thursdays. 


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