April By The Numbers
Last month, KHS found homes for 78 dogs and cats, transferred 43 animals to our mainland partner shelters, and reunited 33 animals with their families.
MAHALO to all of our amazing volunteers, staff, and supporters who helped so many happy tails come true!
Free Cat Spay & Neuter Clinics
We are excited to offer our community several free cat spay and neuter clinics this year! We will have at least two a month for the next several months as long as our funding lasts, thanks to several very generous donors.
Clinics are scheduled for May 9 and 16, June 6 and 13, and July 11. Future clinics to be announced.
Click here to sign up for a free cat spay and neuter clinic.
Virtual Mixology Class
We are partnering with our friends at Koloa Rum to offer another virtual mixology class!
When: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. HST, Wednesday, May 25
Where: From the comfort of your home
Who: Join KHS and master mixologist Jennifer Bryant
What: Learn how to make TWO tasty cocktails!
How much: $20 for general admission OR $40 for general admission + two Koloa Rum cocktail glasses to keep + one mini bottle of Koloa Rum Coconut Rum + one mini bottle of Koloa Rum Kaua`i Spice Hawaiian Rum*
100% of the proceeds benefit the Kaua`i Humane Society thanks to Koloa Rum!
Zoom link will be sent in confirmation email. We hope to see you there!
Featured Animals: Nintendo & Blaziken
Meet Nintendo: Nintendo is a four-year-old male hound with lots of energy. He's an active dog who loves to go on field trips to hike or run around the beach. He is a cuddle bug and will try to tempt you into cuddling him by leaning onto you and looking up at you with those soft, brown eyes. He's got it down to a science! He's been at the shelter for 176 days, so his adoption is sponsored. He's had a lot of almost adoptions and every time all of his friends at the shelter get so excited for him, but there's been a string of unforeseen circumstances that has kept this good boy at the shelter. When he first came to KHS, he was not the best with other dogs, but he's come a long way with his training. Now he knows basic commands and is very attentive to his person. He would do best with an active family.
Meet Blaziken: Blaziken is a one-year-old female orange tabby. Blaziken is special for two reasons. 1. It's not very common for an orange tabby like Blaziken to be female. Most orange tabbies are males! 2. Her birthday is on Halloween! Blaziken is a very shy girl who's starting to come around to understanding that people are friendly and often come with snacks! She really enjoys napping in her favorite hammock and doughnut plushy bed. She also really enjoys snuggling her kitty roommates. She's been at the shelter for more than 220 days, so her adoption is sponsored! We just want this sweet girl out of the shelter and into a loving home. She would be an excellent pet for someone who's not looking for an incredibly needy pet, and is willing to offer patience and treats until she warms up fully to her new environment.
Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Canciamilla
Laura started volunteering in 2019. She mainly worked on writing bios for the animals, taking their photos for the website, and of course, the most important job - laundry. She took a break during the COVID shutdown for a while, but now she's back and helping to write bios for the website, as well as helping with our BookTails reading program every other Friday.
Laura was a teacher for 50 years and worked every position from high school teacher to vice principal, and then principal! She was one of the first female principles in Benicia, California.
"I love seeing the animals trust you and get comfortable with you," Laura said. "It's the most incredible affirmation when they can trust you like that."
Staff Spotlight: Courtney Still
Courtney has worked at the Kaua`i Humane Society's thrift shop, BloomingTails, for one year. She was just recently promoted to store manager!
She said she is grateful to have found work during the pandemic and she loves that the work she performs every day helps support the animals at the shelter.
"Thrift shops and animals were a no-brainer for me," Courtney said. "Shout out to the staff at the shelter and the solid staff I work with at BloomingTails for showing me why I love to do what I do here."
Blue Tiki Flash Sale
We are partnering with our friends at Blue Tiki Tattoo in Kapa`a to have a two-day flash tattoo sale! Tattoos cost $60 and $50 from each tattoo will benefit the Kaua`i Humane Society. If you bring a donation of pet food for the shelter to the tattoo shop, you'll receive $10 off your tattoo!
Friday, May 13: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 14: noon - 7 p.m.
Walk-ins welcome. The shop is located at 440 Aleka Place Unit 6, Kapa`a.
Empty the Shelters
We are so excited that the Bissell Foundation is sponsoring another Empty the Shelters event! This time it's running from May 2-15. All senior animals are free and all other animals are $25!
This adoption price includes all vaccines, spay or neuter, flea and tick preventative, dewormer, and a microchip.
We have a full shelter, especially now with kitten season. We are taking in anywhere from 3-10 kittens a day. Help us empty the shelter! If you've been thinking of adopting, now is the time!
Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats Workshop
We are partnering with Pacific Birds, NOAA, and the County of Kaua`i to offer our community educational resources on the importance of keeping domesticated cats indoors. We are excited to announce our first workshop on Saturday, May 14.
What: This is an interactive workshop where we’ll learn how to provide enrichment for your indoor cats. Plus, you'll take home a free gift for your cat!
Where: Kaua`i Humane Society, 3-825 Kaumuali`i Hwy, Lihue
When: 9 - 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14
Why: Keeping your cats indoors will ensure they live long, happy, and healthy lives. There are dangers to allowing your cat to roam freely outdoors such as stray dogs, cars, the chance they could go missing, and disease. They're also a potential threat to our special endangered and native bird populations. We love all animals, and we want what's best for them all!
Kaua`i Humane Society
PO BOX 3330
Lihu`e, Hawaii 96766