What We Do
Purrtecting Cats & Saving the Island
The Aloha Animal Oasis is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit addressing the issue of free-roaming cats on the Big Island in Hawaii. AAO members currently manage 16 colonies of free-roaming cats including daily feeding and watering, providing medication & medical treatment, rescuing kittens, fostering, and holding adoption events. One of the most important initiatives for AAO is an extensive spay/neuter program. The most humane and proven solution to reduce overpopulation is trap, neuter, return, maintain (TNRM).
Why We Do it
About 70% of cats that go to the animal shelter end up being killed
The Big Island of Hawaii is home to fewer than 210,000 humans, but an estimated 500,000 free-roaming cats, and this latter number keeps growing. The lives of these cats are extremely grim and generally short because of disease, being hit by cars, and attacks from other animals. On the Big Island, there are no animal shelters, so the outlook for these cats is far worse. In addition, these cats can have an adverse effect on the native wildlife, much of which is unique to Hawaii, with many considered endangered species.
All proceeds go towards saving, homing, and healing cats and kittens on the Big Island, Hawaii.
Aloha Animal Oasis Cat Sanctuary
The centerpiece of the Aloha Animal Oasis is a sanctuary for cats. Our goal is to make the sanctuary a premier tourist destination for visitors to the Big Island. It will be completely enclosed to protect both the cats and local wildlife from each other. Food, water, and vet care will be provided for all cats at the sanctuary. Visitors will be able to interact with friendly, socialized cats that are available for adoption.
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