• National Shelter Appreciation Week!

    November 06, 2023

    It’s National Shelter Appreciation Week! From November 5 to November 11, we are celebrating our dedicated team of lifesavers.

    Hawaii Island Humane Society is a private non-profit organization. We depend on donations and grants to stay open. Every day, we provide veterinary care, diverse enrichment, a clean comfortable environment, lots of love, and more for all of the animals in our shelters.

    Animal sheltering is not always puppy kisses and kitten cuddles. Very often, our days can include blood, sweat, and tears. It is emotionally exhausting and physically taxing, but to us, it is so worth it. We know that our commitment has made a difference in the lives of many, and that’s what keeps us going.

    If your life was made better because of HIHS, please join us in recognizing and honoring our shelters and the compassionate people who work tirelessly to care for hundreds of animals all year long.


    Here's how you can celebrate HIHS this week:

    🐾 Visit our shelters and donate! This year, when you make a donation at our shelters, you can share a message of love and support with our donation signs! Our shelters will be open* this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Stop by, make a donation, and show your gratitude for our team!

    🐾 Donate online with our Shelter Appreciation Week fundraiser! When you donate online, you can leave a special note. We’ll share your notes of appreciation with the staff! 


    🐾 Shop our Shelter Appreciation Week Wish List! We’ve added our ‘’greatest needs’’ to this week’s Amazon Wish List. 

    🐾 Adopt a pet. Our shelters are full of healthy, happy pets who make wonderful companions. Check them all out at hihs.org
    🐾 Thank the shelter worker in your life! Kind words of gratitude go a long way to helping our team feel valued.
    Thank you for helping our team at Hawaii Island Humane Society feel valued and appreciated this Shelter Appreciation Week!

    With gratitude and aloha,

    Lauren Nickerson, Ed.M



    About shopping on our Amazon Wish List

    Shipping Address: Amazon is experiencing challenges with their third-party shipments from wish lists. If you are prompted to enter an address, please ship items directly to:

    Hawaii Island Humane Society

    78-6767 Mamalahoa Hwy

    Holualoa, HI 96725

    We split all gifts between Animal Community Center in Kona and the Keaau Shelter.


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