The Kauai Humane Society accepts every single animal brought to us for help, regardless of that animal’s health, age, physical condition, behavior, and even regardless of the animal’s species. We are truly an “open door” facility.
Despite that unusual fact and the obvious challenge it creates, KHS commits to every healthy, happy and well-adjusted dog and cat we place in our adoption areas. Animals are able to remain at the shelter and receive love, nurturing comfort and care for the days, weeks, months, or longer it may take until a new permanent, responsible and loving home is found.
Every year, KHS saves the lives of hundreds of animals: homeless, injured, orphaned, unwanted, lost, abandoned and often mistreated animals, including dogs and cats and other companion animals, farm animals, exotic animals, and native wildlife.
KHS has outstanding programs in place to help the animals we care for have as many options at a new life as possible. We have a robust Foster Program, giving healthy, kittens and puppies an opportunity to grow up to be old enough for adoption. Foster homes also provide a safe respite for an animal’s recovery from a medical issue. We have a highly successful Shelter Pet Transfer Program that partners us with Alaska Airlines to fly our dogs to multiple mainland rescue and shelter adoption programs. Since January 1, 2014, this program alone has placed over 575 animals into responsible and loving homes. Our Field Trip Program, which enables visitors to our island to take a dog out for the day to enjoy a hike or the beach, results in, at minimum, 2 adoptions a week to places all over the map, including international spots. Volunteers help the animals by getting them out into the community through our Mobile Adoption Program. Our cats are now available at Petco.
This past year we reduced euthanasia by 5% and increased our live release rate by 6%. We continue year after year to move forward with new programs. These programs are designed to decrease the number of animals entering the shelter and “safety net’ programs to enable families to keep their companions. Last year the number of animals entering the shelter decreased by 16%.
All of this wonderful work is made possible, in part, through the support of over 240+ active volunteers and more than 3,000 contributing supporters.
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Kauai Humane Society calculates statistics based on the NATIONAL FEDERATION OF HUMANE SOCIETIES BASIC ANIMAL STATS MATRIX.