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Kaua`i Humane Society Charity Profile
The Kauai Humane Society was established by the community in 1952 as a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to protect Kauai’s animals. We opened our new home on Grove Farm property just west of Lihue in 2001 thanks to the generous support of many individuals, families, businesses and foundations. We are an independent animal welfare organization and not a chapter of any mainland or Hawaii group.
What is our mission?
The Kauai Humane Society is dedicated to ensuring compassionate, informed care of all Kauai's animals and promoting the human-animal bond.How do we serve the people and animals of Kauai?
We are the only animal care resource center on Kauai where all animals are welcomed, rescued, protected and sheltered every day, all day.
We are the pet lost and found center for Kauai and offer pet adoption services daily.
We provide convenient subsidized pet spay/neuter services for free to the community to control pet overpopulation.
We provide animal management services for the County of Kauai to maintain harmony with animals in our neighborhoods.
We protect Kauai’s animals by investigating all reports of animal abuse and neglect.
We advocate for animals by promoting effective legislation.
We provide the only pet cremation services for the island.
We provide state approved quarantine services for mainland pets entering Kauai.
We offer a variety of education programs and dog training classes to promote proper care of animals and enhance the human-animal bond.
We are Kauai’s first emergency pet friendly disaster shelter to protect our families in the event of another storm like Hurricane Iniki.
We provide pet boarding services and Freddie’s off leash dog park to members of the Society.
How are we funded?
We work closely with other animal welfare groups nationally and locally to protect Kauai's animals but receive no funding from these organizations. Annually, we apply for a grant from Kauai county government to provide animal management services and a low cost pet spay-neuter program for Kauai residents. Our other community services and programs are funded by our Lihue thrift store, fees for services, grants, and donations from supportive and generous individuals, businesses and community organizations. We receive no state or federal funding.
Kaua`i Humane Society Volunteer Information
Come Make a Difference for the Animals!
We couldn't do it without you and the animals are so thankful for your time and comforting assistance.
The Kauai Humane Society depends on the support of committed, caring people to volunteer their time, talent, energy, and love on behalf of the animals.
The opportunities we have are quite varied from working directly with the animals at the shelter to helping us raise funds by working at our thrift store in Lihue.
Your valuable donation of service, regardless of whether you commit to a few hours each month or many hours every week, helps us better serve both the pets and people of Kauai who need our help.
Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program. We look forward to seeing you soon at our next orientation (see schedule below). The animals will be forever grateful.
Do You Like Working With Animals And People?
Humane Society volunteers provide a valuable service by helping animals and assisting in community programs. Volunteers also learn new skills, meet new people and find their work rewarding. The following are a few program policies:
Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age to work alone. Children, aged 7-13, may volunteer with an adult.
We ask that you please wear closed toe shoes for your safety working with the animals.
How To Become A Volunteer
First, you need to attend one of our general volunteer orientations about Kauai Humane Society. Some positions may require additional training as well.
New Volunteer orientations TWICE A Month!
In the classroom @ the shelter
Second Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Last Saturday 9 - 11 AM
For more info, call 632-0610 ext. 102
For friends willing to volunteer at our Thrift Store, brief volunteer orientations are held every Monday, 9 - 9:30 AM at the store located across the street from McDonald’s in Lihue. Our store provides much needed funding for our important community services. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
For more info, call Renee at our store, 245-PETS (7387).
Play with puppies, walk dogs, and assist with bathing, feeding, and cleaning.
Exercise and play with kittens and cats, assist with grooming & cleaning.
Front Desk Assistant:
Assist the front desk staff with general office duties and answering the phone.
Assist visitors with finding their perfect match and other services.
Assist our veterinary staff in the clinic with animals for spay/neuter surgeries and helping treat the sick and injured.
Provide temporary home care for kittens, puppies and others until they are old enough for adoption.
Assist with our outreach and events to advocate for animals, educate the public and fundraising.
Humane Education Assistant:
Assist with our classroom presentations, Critter Camp, Girl Scout badges, and other programs for children and adults.
Island Watch Dog:
Be a goodwill ambassador and watch for dogs off leash at designated beaches and other public areas. Volunteers will learn effective listening skills and be given educational and other outreach materials to share with the public as they work in pairs.
Help the elderly and ill with their companion animals by providing pet care assistance. Or share your lovely pet by visiting people in nursing homes, hospitals and special care facilities. Pet certifications for PALS program held quarterly - call 632-0610 for next scheduled pet certification date.
Help us care for our community's pets in a disaster by becoming a member of the Hawaii Emergency Animal Response Team.
Thrift Store Clerk:
Assist our thrift store staff in Lihue with customers, stocking, sorting and cashiering.
Routine work from pulling weeds to painting and washing windows.