After a successful yet exhausting day of volunteering at a feline spay and neuter clinic, Kat H. drove down to feed and care for her cat community. Through the darkened pouring rain Kat heard a muffled, “Mew”. She reached under a bush and pulled out a drenched and shivering tiny kitten. As she held the kitten close to her body, she spotted another set of wet whiskers peeking out. Two kittens! However, the kitten count did not stop there. Out came not just three kittens, but eleven young and malnourished kittens. It was a daunting task but with the help of another compassionate person she was able to round up the kits. Kat didn’t think twice about her next step. She started her day actively helping control the cat community population and ended her night caring for eleven abandoned kittens. It was a sleepless night, but worth every damp exhausting moment. Without Kat’s action and advocacy these babes faced an uncertain future.
In the following days contact was made with the pet support team at Hawaii Island Humane Society and an intake appointment was set for a future date. The appointment was not immediate due to the constant high volume of animals in need, but the quality of care and medical support was worth the wait. Thanks to Kat and HIHS these kittens will move on to choose a forever home and enrich the lives of some very fortunate people. Currently they are placed in a loving foster home and under HIHS wellness care.
If you have a small amount of time and space, please consider fostering and supporting the island’s animal community. There are many amazing volunteer opportunities at HIHS and Aloha Animal Oasis.
Most importantly, if you or anyone you know needs to have a cat spayed and/or neutered please access the links below. These clinics ask for donations only. Both Aloha Animal Oasis and Hawaii Advocats offer spay/neuter clinics at least once a month located at the Old Airport Pavilion in Kona. HIHS also provides spay/neuter services for a fee of $45 per cat. Together we can make a difference and create change.
Aloha Animal Oasis: https://www.hawaiiaao.org/
Hawaii Island Humane Society: email@example.com