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2700 Waialae Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii 96826 808.946.2187 • hawaiianhumane.org

May 21, 2012

Board of Directors

Dear Friends,

Francie Boland Chair

Shelley B. Thompson Vice Chair

Ernest H. Fukeda, Jr.

In January, I wrote to you about our experience with puppy mills in Hawaii and hope you found it informative.

Treasurer

What inspires me to reach out to you again is how deeply the humananimal bond has touched my life and that of the mission of the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Joyce Tomonari Secretary

Pamela Burns President/CEO

Eric Ako, DVM Robert R. Bean Sharon Shiroma Brown Gerri Cadiz Bruce A. Coppa

I can recall when my first pet passed on. I was just 8 years old. I recognized the bond that I shared with my dog, Spooky, transcended time. The lessons these creatures teach us about unconditional love, loyalty, trust and joy in their simplest and purest forms have helped me to become a more compassionate person.

Nicholas C. Dreher Pamela Jones Lynn Y. Lally Naomi Loewe Stephen B. Metter Norman M. Noguchi Pauline M. Osborne Mark Polivka

Throughout history, so many great leaders have recognized animals as a catalyst to a more compassionate community. Florence Nightingale’s earliest documented attempts at nursing were for animals, injured or abandoned. She later translated that compassion to people in need, and wherever there was sorrow or suffering she was there. Few people know she also recognized that animals provided a level of social support in the institutional care of the mentally ill.

Lawrence D. Rodriguez Ginny Tiu Virginia S. Weinman Mary H. Weyand Rick Zwern

The Humane Society cares as deeply for people as animals. We were founded to help people – and we still do. That’s why we’ve adopted People for Animals, Animals for People as our organization’s tagline that embodies what we stand for. Those of us who share our lives with pets know they bring out the best in us and a growing body of scientific research now proves that animal companionship can also make us healthier.

The Hawaiian Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals.

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