The Hawaii Island Humane Society is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1963 in Hilo. We serve the entire Big Island while continuing to promote compassionate and humane treatment of animals in our community.
Programs and services include: Shelter for homeless, stray, injured, lost and abandoned animals Enforcement of animal control laws & animal cruelty investigations Animal adoptions Administration of County dog licensing program Low-cost microchipping clinics 24-hour on call emergency service to all districts of the Island Administration and promotion of the Spay/Neuter Community Assistance Program Legislative support for animal welfare laws Humane education program for children Shelter animal health care and vaccination program Reunification of lost pets with their owners Volunteer program including partnerships with community groups such as Mental Help Hawaii, First to Work, and local high schools.
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