OUR MISSION: THE HAWAII SPCA IN MAILI, WAIANAE PROVIDES CARE, COMFORT AND COMPASSION TO ANIMALS IN NEED WHILE ENGAGING THE HEARTS, HANDS AND MINDS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO BRING ABOUT THE END TO THE KILLING OF ABANDONED AND ORPHANED SHELTER ANIMALS.
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program: The Hawaii SPCA will promote and support No- and low-cost, high-volume spay/neuter which reduces the number of animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.
Rescue Group Collaboration: The Hawaii SPCA will work with other rescue groups to enable an adoption or transfer to a rescue group which in turn frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, and killing, and improves a community’s rate of lifesaving. Because millions of dogs and cats are killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.
Foster Care Program Development: Foster care is a low-cost, and often no-cost way of increasing a shelter’s capacity, caring for sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and thus saving more lives.
Adoption Program Expansion: Adoptions are vital to an agency’s lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management’s hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. The Hawaii SPCA will put in place better promotion of our animals and implementation of adoption programs that are responsive to community needs, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing. This type of promotion will increase the visibility of the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.
Volunteer Program Development: Volunteers are The Hawaii SPCA’s dedicated “army of compassion” and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. Volunteers make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.
Fundraising Program Expansion: The Hawaii SPCA will fundraise through Direct letters of inquiry, Grant Writing, Events and Direct Solicitation either on the phone, through mailings or at public gatherings. We will in no way and at no time, collect funds in a manner that does not comply with our designated 501c3 charity status.