The Oahu SPCA was founded in April of 2009 and launched its mission, “Every healthy, treatable animal will find a forever home.” The overwhelming support of community members was instrumental in helping to establish the first Oahu SPCA and the largest animal shelter in the state of Hawaii established with a “no-kill philosophy.”
On July 18, 2009, 432 animals were relinquished to the Oahu SPCA after the owner of an animal sanctuary in Waianae passed away. The Oahu SPCA rescued all 432 animals in 48 hours flawlessly, which marked the largest animal rescue in the history of Hawaii.
On the first anniversary of the Wai’anae Rescue, July 18, 2010, more than 200 homeless people and 250 animals that inhabited Maili Point Beach Park were displaced as their campsites were destroyed. All 92 of the animals rescued by the Oahu SPCA would have been abandoned at the beach park on Kamehameha Highway, endangering themselves and motorists, or euthanized.
How Your Gift Helps!
$5 buys hungry kittens a bag of wholesome food
$25 sterilizes a feral cat
$50 provides tick and flea medication for 3 months
$100 buys wet food for dogs or cats for 5 days
$125 sterilizes a dog
$250 purchases a new kennel
$500 pays for a month of kitty litter
$1000 can provide immediate orthopedic surgery for a dog who has been hit by a car
Animals mean so much to all of us and make a significant difference in our lives. The average mental capacity of a dog is equivalent to a three to five year old child. They experience the same physical and emotional pain as humans. The Oahu SPCA has taken on much of the responsibility in our community, to rehabilitate and protect these animals from abandonment and cruelty. After all these pets are our ohana. Our facility has become a community center where families come together, learning to give and what it means to be a responsible pet owner.
The Oahu SPCA cares for approximately 270 animals per day. Approximately 2,000 animals are rescued rehabilitate and placed in their forever homes each year with the help of private donations, grant monies and the assistance of over 4,000 volunteers. Our large volunteer force helps guarantee that most of the funds received go to the care medical and behavioral treatment of our rescued animals. This includes all necessary surgeries, orthopedic, stem cell and eye corrective surgeries, tumor removal, sterilization, micro chipping and inoculations.
DBEDT and the Hawaii Community Foundation have funded our state of the art sterilization clinic. The DJ&T Foundation has funded our surgical supplies and much of our veterinarians’ expenses. The Oahu SPCA now offers no cost and the lowest cost dog sterilization in Hawaii. With this private grant funding, we are reimbursed 100% for all or any portion of costs incurred to sterilize the pets of low-income families who cannot afford it. There are no longer obstacles that would prevent the success of a mass sterilization program. We are a close community. With a collective effort, the help of the Major’s office and City Council, we can bring to light the importance of sterilization to reduce euthanasia and homeless animals on Oahu.
The Oahu SPCA has become a vital force in our community since we established the largest animal shelter in the State of Hawaii, with a “no-kill” philosophy. Together we can save the lives of thousands of animals each year and improve the lives of people in our community members in Oahu each day.
Mahalo for your support,
All of us from the Oahu SPCA