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Welcome to the Hawaii SPCA

of Ma`ili

Our Vision

The Hawaii SPCA was born out of our compassion for animals in need on Oahu. We are a legitimate 501c3 nonprofit animal charity in good standing. Our charity status was granted to us in 2014 but it was always a sideline type of thing, something to tend to after working our 60 + hours a week job(s). The pandemic changed that for us, as it did for so many others.

The Ma`ili Free Food Pantry was founded in November of 2022 as a direct result of receiving donated food to feed the animals of the Hawaii SPCA.

I have always rescued animals. From the time I was a young girl, birds, cats, dogs - you name it. Since we’ve been in Hawaii Pat has been right here with me to rescue animals through the years, and he has the same passion for it as I do. When he retired from Management and nightclub DJing in 2016 he ran the sanctuary full time while I worked. Not easy to do.

When I was laid off from my corporate management job in 2020, I dove in alongside Pat, both of us running our shelter & sanctuary, the Hawaii SPCA. We work as a team to take care of everything here daily, and now that we are in it 24/7 together, we have no doubt this is where we are meant to be.

In the past the Hawaii SPCA Sanctuary was funded mainly by mine & Pat’s salaries. When I was laid off, I worked hard to take this sanctuary to self-sufficiency through financial supporters, small grants and donors of goods and time. We have come quite a way from where we were in 2020 but have not yet consistently reached our monthly budgetary needs. Pat still works as a DJ, but he does weddings exclusively now. We offer DJ, Emcee and Photo Booth services. We take no salaries and all fees from the Miller DJ Hawaii company are donated directly to the Hawaii SPCA.

We see many hard cases here, mange, abuse, abandonment, and animals so sick & so starving they are down to just skin & bones. We do our best for all of them. Pigs, Chickens, Dogs, Cats, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits…. They all have a place here until a forever family is found for them. We take them in and get them vetted & fixed, socialized and loved and then we best match them with their new forever families. Some go on to live their best lives, others remain here with us permanently or indefinitely. We have had our fair share of hospice cases as well. We make sure they never pass alone, whether it’s naturally or with help from our veterinarians, and between Pat & I, one of us is always here. They all know love. They know safe space here.

Any donation of time as a volunteer and any financial support as a sponsor will help to ensure the lifesaving work we are doing will continue. Join us!

Thank you for the opportunity to share!

~ Kat, Pat & the Pack

About Our Sanctuary

Hawaii SPCA in Maili-Waianae was established in 2014.


Many of you know us from work at Fusion Waikiki, Scruples, Chili’s or Zippy’s, Big City Diner, Lewers Street Annex (and Fish Company too) Morton's the Steakhouse, and The Honolulu Pride Festival Foundation. Maybe you know us from our Wedding DJ Business, Miller DJ Hawaii.


So many jobs over the years, so many friends made in every place!

We are now full-time animal rescue workers with our 501c3 charity, the Hawaii SPCA, amazing right? We sanctuary Dogs, Rabbits, Cats, Chickens & Pigs here on the daily.

We have adoptable animals as well as long term and permanent residents. We also work with a number of houseless folks to look after their pets until they have their feet under them again. 

There are so many that need help.

Please join our Ohana!


How You Can Help

Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

~ Dr. Seuss


Support Adoption and Rescue.

Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?


Volunteers make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death. Sign on today to volunteer with us in the future!


Fostering Saves Lives!

Fostering provides a safe and healthy environment for animals who need to heal, grow or get some extra TLC while they wait for forever homes.


Whatever amount you can give, know that your contribution makes a difference in the lives of others.


By sponsoring an animal today you can provide the medical care, food, and shelter they need whether they live out their lives here or while they wait for their forever home.


There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Share our mission and our site with the world!

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