Page 1

building a brighter future for animals and people Hawaiian Humane Society Annual Report

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

your local humane society The Hawaiian Humane Society is an independent, local nonprofit organization that helps local animals and people. Founded in 1883, it is one of the nation’s oldest humane organizations and is Hawaii’s second oldest charity.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 Rick Zwern – Chair Ginny Tiu – Vice Chair Ernest H. Fukeda, Jr. – Treasurer Mi Kosasa – Secretary Pamela Burns – President & CEO

Eric Ako, DVM Robert H. Armstrong Robert R. Bean Francie Boland Stan Cadwallader John Doty Nick Dreher Brandt Farias Elizabeth Rice Grossman Pamela S. Jones Susan Kosasa Kent T. Lucien Stephen B. Metter Mark Polivka Lawrence D. Rodriguez Virginia S. Weinman Mary H. Weyand


a mission in motion A successful capital campaign. Land in Ho‘opili in Ewa given for a second campus. A long-term land lease secured and the start of construction to improve our shelter in Moiliili. These are giant steps forward for Hawaii’s second oldest charity – an animal welfare organization that gets better with age as it moves towards an even brighter future for animals. A look back at this year’s accomplishments is a reminder that these were accomplishments that took years of commitment, collaboration and determination. We are grateful for the extraordinary efforts and teamwork from all corners of the community. Animals present a great opportunity for us to come together in friendship and with great purpose. Again, we thank you for your support so that we can continue to help and improve the lives of animals and people.

Rick Zwern Chair – Board of Directors

Pamela Burns President & CEO


a gift of land from D.R. Horton – Schuler Homes Five acres in West Oahu will stand as a center for animals and a gathering place to further the Hawaiian Humane Society’s mission – to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals.

After years of research, assessment and exploring various land options from Halawa to Kapolei, an opportunity emerged with the creation of a new community that would span more than 10,000 homes on the Ewa plain.

This was an idea whose time has come. More than 20 years ago, Humane Society President & CEO Pamela Burns watched Oahu’s ‘second city’ take hold as Hawaii’s fastest growing community. It was then that she recognized that a second center for animal welfare would be greatly needed.

In April 2015, the Hawaiian Humane Society announced that D.R. Horton – Schuler Homes gave land in Ho‘opili as part of its promise to create a self-sufficient community. The Humane Society, which touches the lives of nearly 250,000 island residents annually, was recognized as an essential service by the developer. The donated land is in an ideal location as it sits along the main thoroughfare of Fort Weaver Road.

From left: State Representative Matt LoPresti, Humane Society Board Chair Rick Zwern, Humane Society President & CEO Pamela Burns, State Senator Mike Gabbard, and D.R. Horton – Schuler Homes’ Vice President Cameron Nekota and President Bob Bruhl.


Hawaiian Humane Society to call Ho‘opili home

“It’s a dream come true for animals. We have been looking for a second location for years. This is the first example that we know of in which an animal campus is incorporated into a new community’s master plan.” Humane Society President & CEO Pamela Burns

“The Humane Society’s new campus at Ho‘opili will enrich our neighborhoods and perfectly fits with our vision for families to have everything needed within reach for rich and fulfilling lives.” D.R. Horton – Schuler Homes Vice President Cameron Nekota

“Hundreds of thousands of people and animals will have better access to our services. Our second campus will be a place for children to learn about compassion, seniors to volunteer and animals to get the care they need.” Humane Society Board Chair Rick Zwern 5

the transformative power of volunteering It’s a well-known fact that the Hawaiian Humane Society helps animals in transition who come with a variety of needs. What is lesser known is that the Humane Society is also a place of transformation for people. Jeff Chung never expected that the Humane Society would leave such a lasting impact on his life when he started volunteering at the recommendation of a close friend and his doctor. Chung was battling a debilitating two-year depression in which his life was spent in isolation at home – with barely any social contact with others. His first attempt to reconnect with the outside world began with felines in the Humane Society’s Cat House. It’s a quiet place where he felt safe, hardly interacting with people and doting on shy cats. “Working with animals was easier than working with people,” Chung said. “Animals don’t judge you.” He slowly ventured out of the Cat House to work in other areas as staff and other volunteers befriended him. He blossomed behind the camera as a photographer of shelter animals. He then began taking sick animals home to foster. He later found a voice as an assistant educator for teens. “The Humane Society saved my life,” said Chung, who credits his experience at the Humane Society with his recovery. “Animals can heal and nurture humans just like we do for them.”

volunteers drive the mission

111,273 total volunteer hours


6,704 total volunteers

Volunteer Jeff Chung with his foster cat.


give me shelter A total of 23,876 animal arrivals this year meant that nearly 65 animals were in need every day. The Hawaiian Humane Society’s first goal is to reunite pets with their owners. Reports of missing pets and found animals totaled 4,762 cases and the Humane Society was able to reunite 2,396 pets with their people. Those efforts were supported by education campaigns to promote the value of identification. A total of 5,339 dogs were licensed and 3,542 pets were microchipped through promotions and partnerships. The next goal is to find animals a new home. Finding new families for animals continues to require intensive mobilization and creative promotions. More than 100 animals were in need of homes every day. Nearly 400 events were held island wide through partnerships with seven petco stores and PetSmart in Mililani. A total of 7,453 animals were adopted. These results were driven by partnerships with MidWeek, Hawaii News Now, KITV and KHON news and online publicity programs.




welcoming all The facts and figures are much more than numbers. They represent the lives that were transformed and the stories that were changed with the help of supporters in just a year.

23,876 arrivals in total

12,174 cats

8,621 dogs

3,081 small animals


days open


hours of operation


admissions representatives 11

creating families through adoption Hundreds of people on Facebook fell in love with Wyatt and followed his struggle to find a family to call his own. While thousands of dogs headed off to new families, Wyatt waited patiently at the adoptions center for his turn. The 2-year-old pit bull lived at the Hawaiian Humane Society for seven months before he was adopted by the Isabel family of Kalihi. “He was meant to come with us,” said Rena Isabel, who instantly bonded with Wyatt. The family had visited the Humane Society a few months before adopting Wyatt and were surprised to return and discover he was still in residence. It was then that they knew Wyatt was meant to be a part of their family. “He is great with our grandkids,” said Isabel, who loves to tell everyone how special Wyatt is. “He is also one of the smartest dogs I have ever known.” Wyatt and other long-time residents are sponsored by the Reid Krucky Memorial Fund. This fund provides adopters with a bevy of benefits, including a waived adoption fee, a six-month supply of dog food, a collar and tag, and a free training session. All adoptions also include a free first visit to a veterinarian.

second chances for animals


total pets adopted








animals benefited from foster care 12


adoption events held island wide

small animals

adoption advisors


no easy fix to pet overpopulation A total of 7,888 sterilizations were performed at the Humane Society. Mahalo to these community veterinarians who volunteered their time to help the Humane Society’s two staff veterinarians Dr. Aleisha Swartz and Dr. Carlene Takushi: Dr. Wendy Asato, Dr. Carolyn Naun, Dr. Jill Yoshicedo and Dr. Aaron Raney.

spay & neuter saves lives all of these animals were sterilized at the Humane Society


total sterilizations

collaborating with colleagues on sterilization Keeping abreast of medical advances that can help reduce pet overpopulation is a priority. The Society teamed up with another nonprofit, Animal Balance, the Windward Community College Veterinary Technology Program and community veterinarians for a three-day introduction and training on zinc neutering, a non-surgical, injectable procedure to sterilize male dogs of a certain age. Veterinarians sterilized 68 dogs and 21 veterinarians became certified in the procedure. This method has limited applicability and may be offered at local animal clinics in the near future.

2,914 dogs

2,110 cats

2,673 feral cats


rabbits & guinea pigs


Humane Society veterinarians 14

the City’s Neuter Now program is essential Sterilization is a means to curb pet overpopulation and prevent abandonment and suffering, which can result from too many animals and not enough homes. The Humane Society has run the City & County’s Neuter Now program at no cost – selling certificates seven days a week at its shelter and through its website. By enlisting 20 veterinarians to serve as providers, the Humane Society has ensured ample choices close to home. The Society encourages pet owners to forge a relationship with an animal clinic of their choice for lifelong care. As a result, 3,321 sterilizations of owned dogs and cats were performed through the program and more than $500,000 in certificates were sold. The sales of the certificates go directly to reimburse veterinarians in the community who perform the surgeries. There is a great need for affordable and accessible spay and neuter services and for Oahu’s people to help get more animals sterilized.

Neuter Now program all of these animals were sterilized in clinics island wide

2,383 owned dogs


owned cats


clinics participated in the City’s Neuter Now program

mahalo nui to the 2014 – 2015 animal clinics

A successful community sterilization program requires choices. Thanks to so many clinics that participated in the program so that pet owners have options. Aina Haina Pet Hospital All Pets Clinic Animal Clinic of Honolulu Animal House Veterinary Center Blue Cross Animal Hospital Cat-Bird Vet Mobile Hospital Kailua Animal Clinic Kakaako Pet Hospital Kalihi Pet Clinic Kapalama Pet Hospital

Kapolei Pet Hospital Makai Animal Clinic Mililani Mauka Veterinary Clinic Mililani Town Center Pet Clinic Ohana Veterinary Hospital The Cat Clinic The Pet Clinic The Pet Doctor Waipahu-Waikele Pet Hospital Waianae Veterinary Clinic


Rescued in March 2015, Buddy enjoys his new life with the Epure family of Kailua.


a life unchained for a cruelty case dog In March, Hawaiian Humane Society received a tip that a dog had recently appeared at Waiahole Beach Park and was chained to a tree. What seemed a cruel act of abandonment may have actually been an act of mercy. The Society’s humane investigators found the dog with a chain embedded in his neck – a sign that he was chained for so many years that his neck grew into the collar. Ten-year-old Buddy spent several months in foster care with the Cunninghams, who discovered Buddy’s love for long walks, rolling in the grass and attention. In July, he was adopted by the Epure family, who was looking for the perfect senior companion for their 14-year-old dog named Emma. Now the brother-sister duo is inseparable and enjoys taking their daily walks and naps together. The Hawaiian Humane Society investigates all tips of potential animal cruelty and abuse.

ending cruelty together


total calls for help


calls for rescue


cruelty, neglect reports


public favor turns away from wild animals as entertainment In March 2015, CNN approached Pamela Burns, Hawaiian Humane Society’s President & CEO, to write an editorial about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s decision to phase out elephant acts. Burns was reminded of Tyke, the African elephant that escaped from the Blaisdell Arena 20 years ago. After going on a rampage down the streets of Kakaako, Tyke was gunned down. The image of this noble and bloodied beast riddled with bullets with a little pink circus hat perched atop her head was hard to forget. A documentary about this tragedy, titled “Tyke Elephant Outlaw,” debuted in 2015 and is making its way across the country in the film festival circuit including Hawaii. This local story has played an important role in driving a national and

international social movement in which public favor has turned away from such acts. For many years, the Hawaiian Humane Society campaigned to educate the public and children, and urge policy makers and entertainment companies to stop the suffering endured by wild animals. It is inhumane to make these animals suffer the blaring lights and loud noises, as well as training abuse – all of which is exacerbated by arduous travel by land and days at sea just to get to Hawaii. In a historic announcement in May 2015, Governor David Ige pledged to no longer grant permits to import wild animals for entertainment. The Hawaiian Humane Society thanks the Governor for his leadership on this bold and progressive promise, which means that Hawaii will join more than 40 U.S. cities and 30 countries that already prohibit the practice. While state leadership works through the process to create this policy change, the Humane Society urges the community to not attend wild animal shows. These extremely intelligent animals are happiest living life as intended in the wild where their natural behaviors can be honored – not in circus environments where they are kept isolated and paraded as spectacles.


reaching out into the community pet visitation


patients benefited


health & senior centers benefited


people-pet teams

pet food bank

4,952 pets fed


people served

all that remains A total of 1,098 people entrusted their pet to the Humane Society for euthanasia and 261 people used its pet cremation service. The Society’s monthly pet loss support group comforted 49 pet owners who faced the realization that letting go was the greatest gift they could give their pet. 19

animals as a catalyst to community change The Hawaiian Humane Society’s goal for youth is to cultivate compassionate and confidant leaders in animal welfare who use their influence to transform their neighborhoods into communities where humane values are a hallmark. The Humane Society’s education team continues to move towards its goal of reaching every student in Oahu’s public schools. Recruiting teachers to embrace the mission has been no easy undertaking. Through industrious and inspirational outreach, the Humane Society’s education team has held leadership gatherings in school districts island wide. Teachers, vice principals and youth group leaders have been introduced to the Society’s learning opportunities and how to integrate humane lessons into their teaching programs from language arts, science, math, theater and more. This intensive community work in Oahu’s school system and community-based youth programs has achieved great success this year. Highlights include a partnership with the City & County of Honolulu’s summer fun programs that reached nearly 2,500 students. Fifth grade students from Hahaione Elementary School in East Oahu were educated about cat colonies in their area and trap, neuter, return and manage strategies and conducted projects related to stray animals and animal cruelty. Their work was featured at a school-wide project fair sharing their information with more than 40 student-peers, with nearly 200 parents in attendance. Twelve students were groomed as education ambassadors and their outreach efforts included teaching more than 800 students about responsible pet ownership, puppy mills and animal cruelty. The long-term and cumulative effect of these projects will create the groundswell for more compassionate communities and empowerment for all to take better care of their own animals and animals within their reach.


youth lead the way for animals

20,212 students educated


students conducted service projects


education presentations to the general public


school assemblies and in-classroom presentations


classrooms & youth groups adopt humane curricula


humane educators


capital campaign hits goal A committee of caring animal lovers who believe that Hawaii’s animals deserve the best future possible led a campaign that raised $18 million. These funds will allow the Hawaiian Humane Society to rescue, protect and adopt more animals for years to come at its Honolulu campus and its recently acquired West Oahu location.

Capital Campaign Committee Members

Pamela S. Jones CHAIR

Robert Armstrong Robert R. Bean Pamela Burns Ernest H. Fukeda, Jr. Elizabeth Rice Grossman Mi Kosasa

Susan Kosasa Norman Noguchi Sue Sylvester Palumbo, DVM Lawrence D. Rodriguez Ginny Tiu Leslie Turnbull

Capital Campaign Gifts Eric & Lori Ako Alexander & Baldwin ALTRES & Simplicity HR Atherton Family Foundation Bank of Hawaii Foundation Bob & Kelly Armstrong Bob & Frances Bean Joan Bellinger Francie Boland Pamela Burns Cades Foundation Stan Cadwallader & Jim Nabors Governor & Mrs. Ben Cayetano Charles B. Wang International Foundation Joyce Doheny John & Christina Doty Nicholas & Koren Dreher Emmett R. Quady Foundation Thyrza Eyre Brandt Farias Fergus & Company First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Ken & Linda Fong Marvin & Sandra Fong Ernest H. Fukeda, Jr. Jerrold & Harlene Fuller Stephen & Gloria Gainsley Dr. Richard & Elizabeth Grossman Devon, Tim, Hoku, Mele & Maluhia Guard Alan Ho & Sylvia Liang-Ho James Campbell Company & Executives 22

Carol Jones & Larry Jones / The Larson Jones Family Trust Michael & Pamela Jones Diane M. Kimura & William J. Nagle, III Jim & Lynn Lally Kent & Sharon Lucien Gracie, George, Sherman & Bella Lynch Stephen & Susan Metter Riki & Karen S. Morimoto Nakamura Educational Institute Norman & Ann Noguchi / Marcus & Associates Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Ray Okada Jamie & Pauline Osborne Kathleen & David Pellegrin Petco Foundation Mary Philpotts McGrath Mark & Karen Polivka Rainee Barkhorn Charitable Foundation / Jack Tyrrell Lawrence & Patricia Rodriguez Schuler Family Foundation The Estate of Frank & Marna Slocum Barbara Smith Bill & Ellen Stiles Sue Sylvester Palumbo / Billy Palumbo Ginny Tiu Paul & Leslie Turnbull Barry & Virginia Weinman Mary Weyand William G. Irwin Charity Foundation Rick Zwern & Karen Huffman

donations drive the mission As an independent, nonprofit organization, donors make miracles happen every day for animals and people. Mahalo nui to those who gave in ways both big and small from major gifts and corporate sponsors to schools and youth clubs.

Fat Cats & Top Dogs – $10,000+ ABC Stores ALTRES & Simplicity HR Bank of Hawaii Bob & Frances Bean Joan Bellinger Gov. Ben & Vicky Cayetano Catherine Conrad Edith J. Goode Residuary Trust Elinor Patterson Baker Trust G.N. Wilcox Trust The Gas Company Elizabeth Rice Grossman Mike & Sandra Hartley Hawaii Community Foundation John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Susan Kosasa Thomas & Mi Kosasa Jim & Lynn Lally Alan Ho & Sylvia Liang-Ho

Tom Markson & Jan Gardner McInerny Foundation Petco Foundation Jennie Phillips Mary Philpotts McGrath Wayne Pitluck & Judith Pyle Rainee Barkhorn Charitable Foundation / Jack Tyrrell The Resort Group Alice Robinson Lawrence & Patricia Rodriguez Gil & Shareen Sato Schuler Family Foundation Sephora USA Ginny Tiu Tori Richard United Laundry Services Veterinary Emergency & Referral Center of Hawaii Mary Weyand

Helen Kinau Wilder Legacy Gifts People who have made a gift through their estate plan to the Hawaiian Humane Society. Geraldine Anderson Flora Bacon Charles Brown Everett Cestodio Maria Da Silveira Elizabeth Flora Deinert Sally Edwards Liselotte Grieshaber Lizo Honma Thomas Keller Jacqueline Long Jack & Marie Lord

Susan Mahn Dorothy Putnam Madelyn Ross Robert & Rose Scharpff Frank & Marna Slocum David Smith III Sally Tanji Elma Taylor Margaret Van Poole Mary & Paul Wagner Adelia Williamson Frank & Katharine Woodford


fifth anniversary on Facebook Not many Hawaii nonprofits have gathered nearly 40,000 friends on Facebook. For the last five years, the Hawaiian Humane Society has been rounding up animal lovers to share breaking news, advocacy alerts and a daily dose of education.

Animal Champions $5,000+ Eric & Lori Ako Bob & Kelly Armstrong Ben & Miriam Lau Foundation Cades Schutte, LLP Stan Cadwallader & Jim Nabors Central Pacific Bank City Mill Company / Chung Kun Ai Foundation Conley Family Foundation Davey & Bobby Crockett Christopher & Marcia Croft D.R. Horton Hawaii Ernst & Young First Hawaiian Bank First Insurance Company of Hawaii Ken & Linda Fong Foodland Super Market Hill’s Pet Nutrition HMSA Charlyn Honda Masini David Howard Insurance Associates Kaiser Permanente Kenneth & Myrtle Hamura Family Foundation Kiewit Construction Diane M. Kimura & William J. Nagle, III Mildred King Matson Foundation Bob & Carol Momsen David & Kathleen Pellegrin PetSmart Charities Carol Saito James & Bettye Schuler Susan & Alvin Shishido Steve & Pamela Sofos Mark & Carol Ann Solien Stanford Carr Development Bill & Ellen Stiles Subaru Hawaii


Sue Sylvester Palumbo Barbara Tilley Zephyr Insurance Rick Zwern & Karen Huffman

Best Friends $1,000+ A.C. Kobayashi Family Foundation Allstate Foundation AmazonSmile Foundation Carol Asai-Sato & Dennis Tsuhako Dawn Aull Frank Baensch Steven & Nan Baker Kenneth Barclay Bays, Lung, Rose & Holma Albert & Dolores Bediones Christopher & Melissa Benjamin Gertrude Berger Dennis Bernard BIZGYM Foundation BKA Builders Paul Blickman Gillian Boss Nolan & Lori Broughton Bob & Melissa Bruhl George Bruno Pamela Burns Carrie Louise Hamilton Foundation Kimberly Carson & Buddy Ellis Castiglione A Casauria Foundation Ronald Chandler & Kenneth Cayetano Nancy Chang Mike & Joyce Ching Timothy Choy Erin Claggett William Coleman & Chris Frendreis Glenn & Inge Cordeiro Kleona Corsini Dwight Damon Ather & Marivic Dar

Data House Jeffrey & Karen Deer Dominis Holdings John & Christina Doty Nicholas & Koren Dreher Peter Drewliner William duPont Constance Durant Dennis & Dolores Dyer Jason Dylik Ellen Koenig Memorial Fund Norman & Deborah Day Emerson John Emery Enterprise Holdings Foundation Mark Favrow & Nancy Brouillet Mary Ann Fernandes Ralph Fisher Peter Fong Hugh & Cynthia Foster Laurie Foster Vincent & Pamela Fragomene Christopher & Tertia Freas Louis & Mary Furtado Stephen & Gloria Gainsley Hilton & Summer Gardner Rev. Larry A. Gardner Geico Philanthropic Foundation Kiana Gentry Sheldon Geringer Maimona Ghows James & Lydia Gibson Gies Family Foundation James & Priscilla Growney Eric Haas Robert Hackman Patrick & Joyce Hada John & Pam Haddock Cecilia Hannides Linda Sue & Richard Hansen Azlina Harun Hawaii Baptist Academy Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation Hawaii Mainland Administrators Hawaii Pet Nanny Hickam Officers’ Spouses’ Club

Charlaine Higashi Jeff Hirschberg Honodel USA Lani & Rick Houck Howard Hughes Corporation HSS - Mililani Partners Hunt Development Group Vance Ishibashi Island Insurance Foundation Deborah Isler Raymond & Constance Itagaki Leslie Ito Gladys & Melvin Iwaki James Shingle Family Fund Harold Jensen David & Marlene Johnson Gary & Melanie Johnson Louise Johnson Tim Johnson Chuck & Skipper Jones Michael & Pamela Jones Tania Kahale-Taylor Patsy Kalawaia Walter Kam Edward Kaneshige & Marcia Taylor-Kaneshige Marjorie Kashiwada Nobuharu Kato Marilyn Katzman Brian & Shannon Kelly Nancy & Peter Kessinger Stephanie Kim John & Yvonne King Robert & Adelaide Kistner Cynthia Kobatake Kobayashi Group Steven & Estrellita Komura Stephen Kremble Charlotte Lee & Ann Hanson Ki Lee Worldster & Patricia Lee Matt & Cheryl Levi Lisa Lewis Lloyd Moore Foundation Locations Foundation Sandra Loo Diane Lord Klaus Manderscheid & Amy Meng Julie Mansell Barbara Mathews David McCauley Brenda McDonough Martin & Donna Melone Stephen & Susan Metter Jeffrey Miller & Marion Philpotts-Miller Paul & Ann Misura Lance & Ayumi Mizumoto Joe & Teresa Moore Arnold & Karen Morgado Wilma Moriyama Karen Morrissette Jane & Jerry Mount Kimiko Murakami George & Bonnie Murphy

MuttNation Foundation MW Group Nakamura Educational Institute Mike Nevin & Robyn Wong Newport Creative Communications Niu Valley Middle School Gary & Barbara North Steven & Dagmar Oato Michael & Patricia O’Brien Oceanic Time Warner Cable David & Kellyn Okabe Lawrence & Carolyn Okinaga Ruth Okubo William & Hope Oliver Patrick & Elizabeth O’Malley Pierre & Pamela Omidyar Carole Onouye Gerrit & Gayle Osborne Rick Osborne

His best tric k

is maki n

g lone


Robert & Patricia Otake John & Libby Otte Charles Parks James & Cherye Pierce Raymond & Suk Yon Porter Steven Prieto & Richard Kennedy Pamela Princenthal James Pursell John & Diane Radcliffe Mark Recktenwald & Gailynn Williamson RNO Hawaii Ralph Rosenberg Iain & Linda Ross Linda Rowan Thomas Sakoda Laurie Sato Jun Sato-Matsuo Schuler Family Foundation Susan Scott

s dis a


a r.

Adopt. Donate. Volunteer. Join our cause at HawaiianHumane.org

Hawaiian Humane Society People for animals. Animals for people.

447.084 Posters 30x40.indd 1


9/24/14 12:17 PM

Glenda & David Shibata Earl & Sue Shimabukuro Calvin Shiroma Steven & Laura Jeanne Short SI Group Sidney Stern Memorial Trust Silicon Valley Community Foundation Andrew Singer Karlaugust Smith Richard Smith & David Griggs Solution Engineering Hawaii Lu Soong Luella Spadaro James & Linda Stragand Stephanie Strickland Edward & Betty Lou Stroup Peter Taber Myra Takasaki Jacqueline Takeshita Rod & Fumiyo Tanaka Jennifer Taylor & Paul White Mary & James Thrash Ruedi & Debra Tobler Lisa Tokunaga Michael & Marlene Tom Herman Toma JoAnna Tomuro TransPac Group Valerie Trotter Alfredo & Belen Udani Aaron Ungerleider Arthur & Ruth Ushijima Leslie & Annie Usui Stanley Uyehara Ward Research Peter & Sue Ann Wargo Leinee & Paul Watase Sheila Watumull

Christie Ann Weaver David & Arporn Winsko Julia Wo Howard Wong Pamela Wong Lloyd Wood Michael & Joanne Wood Lauren Wright Carol Jean Yakuma Ayako Yamada Mitsuru & Lorraine Yamamoto Rodney & Frances Yamamoto Ronald & Judy Yamamoto Mark & Kimberly Yamauchi Blake & Sandra Yoshida Glenn & Kathleen Yoshinaga Paula Yoshioka Young Professionals of the Plaza Club Thomas Yue Zumiez Foundation

Devoted Companions $500+ 808 Sports League 930 Associates A & E Creations Dan Abrahamsson Leonard Adams John Adolph & Linda Aono Advanced A/C Contracting Dale & Katherine Aina David Aiu Charles Alexander Ali’iolani School American Carpet One Moria Amjadi

Richard & Ethel Anbe Jeanne Anderson Mona Arizala Kelvin Aronowitz Associated Steel Workers Leona Auerbach Sidney & Gloria Ayabe Letitia Bailey Allan & Frances Bailon Jeffrey Baker Ray & Rosaline Ballungay Carma Bamber Mary Ann Barngrover Thomas & May Battisto Gaye Beamer John Beaton James Bedient George Benskin Ruth Bessinger Ronald Biho Emmalisa Bledsoe Jeffrey Boeckman & Joanne Hogle Brandon Brown David Brown Heather Brown Peter & Antoinette Brown Virginia Brown Jeff Buck Barton & Diana-Lee Bunney Mark & Mary Anne Burak Graham Burns & Erika Sox Robin Cababa & Claudia Akroyd Benjamin & Jennifer Cable Beverly Cardinal Ignacio Cariaga Norman Caris Patricia Carroll Paula Carroll

in the news The Humane Society headlined 130 news stories spotlighting outreach programs, advocacy efforts and more. Partnerships with MidWeek, Metro HNL, KITV, KHON, Hawaii News Now and Summit Radio kept animals top of mind for Hawaii’s people.


Kevin Gorton Emiko Goto Grace & Richard Okita Foundation Gary Michael Graham Morena Gullett Phillip & Sandra Hagstrom Aaron & Tammy Hamada Gregory & Wendy Hanna Scott & Sue Haraguchi Ann Hart Amelia Hastings Robert Henricks Gary & Jennifer Herald Geraldine Herbert Suzanne Hew-Len Gary Hickling & Dennis Moore William Higdon Garrick Higuchi Fay Hill

Roydn Hisatake Lynne Ellen Hollinger Lorraine Honda Stephanie Hong Eric & Mandy Horst Diane & William Humphrey Isaac Ige Sheri Iha Charles & Mildred Ikehara Jean Imamoto Kevin & Lynn Ing Eric & Ann Inouye Wayne Ishii James Jones Patricia Jordan Walter Kagawa Gail Kaleikini Bette Kalohi Aiko Kameya

doe e letters a pet B F F. T h r e ’t





Daniel & Carol Case William Casey Catherine Caudle Chaminade University of Honolulu Summer Chan Cedric Chang Wieland Chee Clyde & Lisa Chena Molly Cherry Daniel Chiang Burt & Carolyn Chinen Robin Ching Peter Chisteckoff Jennifer Chiwa Eileen Cho Clayton Chong Christine Chow Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Kahala Steven Colon & Carrie Hermstad John & Joni Conklin Leslie Cook Michael Courto Thomas & Shirlee Cunningham Marilyn CupChoy Christine Curatilo Jason del Mundo & Jamie-Lyn Yoshida Daniel Delbrel Ruth Marie Derigo Ray & Marchen Dingle John & Jane Dodson Katherine Dombrigues Patrick & Cathryn Downes Dr. & Mrs. L.Q. Pang Foundation Dr. Tung’s Jon & Mary Lou Earll Diane Eddy Gary Edwards & Lisa Brewer Peter Ehrman Suzanne Engel Karen Essene Albert & Laura Evensen Sarah Fincke Linda Flinn Michael Fomenko Mary Lou Foy Patricia Franquez Jo Frasier John Fritz Helen & Dennis Fujii Donald Fujimoto Toni Fujita Gary Furutani Karen Futa Barbara Garringer Sharon Geary Lynette Gehring Robert Gerell Gregory Gibbons & Peter Fujieki Girl Scouts Troop 870 Renee Gomes J. Goodman Louise Goodspeed Bobby Gordon

e light

Adopt. Donate. Volunteer. Join our cause at HawaiianHumane.org

Hawaiian Humane Society People for animals. Animals for people.

447.084 Posters 30x40.indd 2


9/24/14 12:17 PM

Linelle Kashiwada Robert & Atsuko Kato Yuko Kato Shuso Kawamoto Donna Kekauoha Dale & Sue Keliiliki Doreen Kelley Kevin Kelly Bob & Victoria Kenneally Saundra Keyes Robert & Hope Kihune Jennifer Kim Malay Kimura Ronald Kirkland Dan & Kathryn Kirley Andrew Kluger Bert & Harriet Kobayashi Christen Kobayashi Christopher & Rika Kohiyama Kit Tak Kowk KPMG

Ricky & Ethel Kubota Mark & Linda Kuklinsky Clayton Kunitake Neuman Kwong & Leimomi Fukuda Jodi Lam Charles Lau Creighton & Linda Lee Ann Leighton Michael & Joyce Lighthill Janey Lindbo Cheryl Lippman Louis & Flori Petri Foundation Dallas & Marlene Lum Terry Lum Raymond Lyau M Street Investments Edward & Mimi MacNaughton Michael Maeda Nancy Makowski Manifest Melba Manuel

W ho say



so ulm a t e c



’ t b e c o ver

in fu

r? Adopt. Donate. Volunteer. Join our cause at HawaiianHumane.org

Hawaiian Humane Society People for animals. Animals for people.

447.084 Posters 30x40.indd 3


9/24/14 12:17 PM

Marianist Center of Hawaii Henry Mata Reiko Matsuda Darene Matsuoka Allan Matusevich Carol & Michael May Sharon McPhee Anna Meng Gerald & Connie Meredith Lance, Jennifer & Sarah Mills Anne Mitzak Amy Miyamoto Sandra Miyashiro Lori & Alan Miyashita Sharon Miyashita Barbara Montpas Dennis Moore Jessica Moore Regina Moreno Audrey Mueh Don & Wynne Mullinax Shawn Murakawa Stanley & Gail Muranaka Gail Myers Dennis & Susan Nakaishi Eleanor Nakama-Mitsunaga / Naeko Nakama Winnie Narusawa Jemal & Atsuko Ned Annemarie Newman James & Shirley Newman Nichiyo Air Service David Nichols Leslie Niebahr Sandy Nip Shirley Nishizawa John & Suzanne Noland Marjorie Norstrom Lisa Nungesser Alan Obara Kenneth & Elaine Ockermann Patricia O’Connor Oifer Family Charitable Fund Harold & Betty Okimura Paul Onishi Kimberly O’Quinn Mike & Sheryl Oschin-Goodman Beverly Sin Len Page Scott & Denise Page Louise Pagotto Laeton & Lena Pang Margaret Pang Dale & Steve Parker Jack Parker & Christine Kawada Alan Phillips & Audrey Buyrn Tiare Pinto Poi Dogs Day Care & Boarding Gilbert Ponce Lynn Porto Alexis Pospischil April Putnam William Quinlan & Rita Chang-Quinlan

Monica Ramirez Nancy Ramos Laura Ray Noriko Reed Camille Rellinger Ribbon Productions Steven Rinesmith Dianne Robinson Jim & Puchi Romig Glenda Rother Harry Russell Victoria Sakai Drew Santos Francis & Patricia Santos Rudy Savio Frances Schneider Winton & Sandra Schoneman Leilani Schuman Joann Seery Justin & Faith Seguirant Glenn Seo Helen Shigemura Tiffany & Tucker Siegfried Richard Smerz Arthur & Beverly Soares James Spratt Mary Steiner & David Atkin Vicky Stewart

Clyde & Charlene Sumida Miles & Reverie Suzuki Wayne & Jean Suzuki Robert & Sharmaine Swisher Nancy Takata Eric Takushi Sandra Tanaka Bert & Helen Tanonaka Burt & Patti Tasaka Ivan Tilgenkamp Dwight Tolentino Tualua Tolua Steven & Faye Tom Juanita Tom Al & Joyce Tomonari David & Sheri Lee Tongg Bob & Lynne Toyofuku Tru Protection Tyler & Sharlene Tsuda Linda Uezu Karen Uyema Paul Uyeshiro Keoni & Jacque Vaughn Janice Vincent Grace Visaya Heidi Voisinet Alyssa Wade Johnny & Bubba Walker

Andreas Walter Juli Walters Marie Wang Yung Wang Megan Ward John Washburn Irene & James Watanabe Nadine Webb Joanne Weldon Faith Wenzl John White Charles Whitten Bill & Cindy Wilson Ron Winkelman Melanie Winters Judith Wolfe Erica Wong Linda Wong Workplace Solutions Joan Worthen Linda Wright Wong Charlotte Yamada Sharon Yamada David Yamagata Beverly Yap Peter & Adrienne Yoshihara

fetch farewell to the Humane Society’s dog park Established in 1999 with a grant from the McInerny Foundation, the Hawaiian Humane Society opened Oahu’s second off-leash dog park. The offering stood as a neighborhood gathering place for off-leash play as there was only one other option for dog owners at the time – Diamond Head’s Bark Park.

This year the Humane Society bid a fond farewell to its dog park with the commencement of construction for its campus redesign project that will include a new veterinary clinic and admissions center, as well as adoptions pavilions that offer expanded housing for cats and dogs.

The privately run park was supported entirely by the generosity of donors who made possible the upkeep of landscape, water features, benches, lighting and fencing. For more than 15 years, this park has been a gift to the community from the Humane Society. It served as a model to inspire other neighborhoods to create public spaces where dogs would be welcome and debunked myths that such parks were dangerous, dirty and noisy. Oahu is now home to six off-leash parks including the nearby Ala Wai Dog Park, which fills the need of central Honolulu that is densely populated by apartment buildings.



financial report July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Funding Sources Contributions $4,388,000 Restricted Capital Gifts and Pledges $2,581,000 City & County Animal Services Contract $2,358,000 Adoptions & Other Fees $854,000 City & County Neuter Now Contract* $453,000 Net Gain on Investments $115,000 TOTAL REVENUE $10,749,000

Use of Funds

Animal Care $4,213,000 Support Services $848,000 Fundraising $630,000 Education & Community Programs $792,000 City & County Neuter Now Contract* $453,000 TOTAL EXPENSES


Increase in Net Assets


A copy of the complete independent auditor’s report is available upon request. *Hawaiian Humane Society administers the Neuter Now program for the City & County of Honolulu at no cost. This amount reimburses private practice veterinarians in the community for services provided.

Photo Contributors Jeff Chung Steve Czerniak Augusto DeCastro Dana Edmunds Dave Greer Kristin Lam

2700 Waialae Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii 96826 (808) 356-2200 HawaiianHumane.org

Jonah Okano Marlene Nishime Hailey Schoch Kurt Stevens Elizabeth Valleriani Brandon Yamaguchi

Published by the Hawaiian Humane Society. Community Relations Director Jacque Vaughn jvaughn@hawaiianhumane.org

The Hawaiian Humane Society is an education and advocacy organization that also shelters, protects, rescues, reunites and rehomes animals. It is Oahu’s only open-admission shelter that welcomes all animals. Established in 1883, this non-profit organization is not a chapter of any group as there is no national humane society. Gifts made directly to this independent, local organization help local animals and people. Visit HawaiianHumane.org to learn more.



Hawaiian Humane Society by the numbers

Helping people 20,212

students educated Students developed leadership and compassion by using animal welfare issues as a catalyst for learning.


patients visited 49 people-pet teams visited Oahu nursing homes, hospitals and hospice facilities, sharing the joy of the human-animal bond.


families enhanced Families welcomed a furry bundle of joy to make their ohana complete.


volunteers Volunteers shared their time and talents to create a more compassionate community.


families reunited As the official lost and found for animals on Oahu, the Humane Society mended families by finding lost pets and returning them to their parents.

Helping animals 23,876

in need of help All animals were welcomed regardless of health, age, behavior or species. Nearly 65 animals arrived each day.


animals sterilized The Society led the way in curbing Oahu’s pet overpopulation crisis.


calls for help The rescue and response team helped animals in distress and investigated cruelty.


pets fed Pets of those who are homeless or in need received help from the food bank.


cared for by foster families About 20 percent of animals available for adoption benefited from foster care.

Profile for Hawaiian Humane

Humane Society Annual Report 2015  

Read all about our Year in Review and what we accomplished with your aloha.

Humane Society Annual Report 2015  

Read all about our Year in Review and what we accomplished with your aloha.