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Hawaiian Humane Society

Newsletter People for animals. Animals for people.

January-March 2013

For Nestle, true love was worth the wait It’s a fact – small, fluffy dogs that run to the front of their kennel to paw at potential adopters are by far the fastest to find new families. Nestle was not blessed with such attributes. Yet, we knew that she was the most charming pup of the pack. Her sweet demeanor and gentle, affectionate ways were best appreciated by those who really knew her. And we knew that Nestle came to us suffering from an embedded collar in her neck. There is no time limit as to how long we will keep an animal available for adoption and we

will do whatever it takes to find families for orphaned animals. Living in a shelter is no substitute for family life so we tried to showcase her in many ways – even contacting rescue groups for their help. Months passed and Nestle still remained with us. On September 15, our adoptions team found the perfect match for Nestle – a cozy home in Pearl City where she now enjoys going on hikes with her new family and getting her nose into just about anything. We never gave up hope and she never gave up on us, even though she was with us for nearly a year.

Nestle was rescued in January 2011 and adopted ten months later in September 2012.

President’s Message

Leveraging community capabilities for collective success for animals In looking at the many issues we face in animal welfare the needs are far greater than any single organization’s capacity to solve. In mainland communities where animal welfare progress has been

Pamela Burns President and CEO

most successful, there are several open-admissions shelters in an area that form a safety net with a multitude of rescue groups to help. These networks are strengthened by well-funded county programs, a charitable veterinary community, accessible and affordable

spay/neuter options, a highly educated public and strong animal protection laws. Oahu has just one open-door shelter with a handful of rescue groups. All are committed to making a difference. Their arms are overflowing with animals. As Oahu’s only open-admissions shelter, we Continued on page 2

Leveraging community capabilities for collective success for animals Continued from page 1 receive the vast majority of animals in the community – 30,000 in fiscal year 2011. Also Hawaii’s lack of predators, and our tropical climate with more daylight than most states encourages yearround breeding of cats. We also have a growing transient human population. These environmental factors present challenges – especially on Oahu where the population is nearly one million people. According to a Ward Research study, more than 60 percent of households on Oahu include a pet. That’s more than 265,000 dogs, 111,000 cats and 314,000 cats that people feed but don’t consider their own. We believe these challenges are not insurmountable and offer opportunities for creativity and ambition when it comes to saving lives. We invite all of you to find your role in reducing pet over-population, advocating for spay-neuter amongst your friends and helping every family make a lifelong commitment to their animals.

Pamela Burns

2013 slithers in with Year of the Snake Are you born in 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 or 2001?

instead of releasing them into our neighborhoods. Our partnership with Animal Crime Stoppers generates tips to help find illegal animals, and the State Department of Agriculture serves as our partner for re-homing.

2013 is the Year of the Snake. According to the Chinese, those born in these years are often attractive and do not fluster easily. They are graceful, exciting and sometimes a little dark in nature at the same time. Snakes come in 3,000 different varieties and can wreak havoc on our ecosystem and neighborhoods.

As an amnesty drop-off site, we welcome illegal, exotic animals. Owners can surrender them to us 2

Wild or undomesticated animals have well-established psychological, behavioral and environmental needs. For these reasons, the Hawaiian Humane Society believes that wild animals should not be kept as pets.

Hero pets become calendar stars Congratulations to Hee Jung Patacchi’s dog Mochi – the Humane Society’s 2013 Hero Pet of the Year. Mochi joins runners up Yumi, Makena and Suzi in our Pets in Paradise annual calendar. You can view all our pet contestants in a special flash presentation throughout 2013 at


Stop by the Humane Society and pick up your 2013 pet calendar for just $10 or contact events@hawaiianhumane. org to order calendars by mail. Sales supports our programs and services.



Mochi is a one-and-a-half-year-old playful pup who is obsessed with toys. She seldom barks and loves to cuddle. Affable Mochi is famous for making everyone she meets her BFF. Special thanks to our contest sponsors: Hawaii Pet Magazine, Ilio Magazine and wag and snap photography.


I promise you! Update Pet Identification. Call 356-2239 or visit to update your records if any of your contact information has changed. As Oahu’s official lost and found center, the Society helps thousands of animals find their way home every year. Immediately report all missing pets or pets you may find. Reports will be kept active for 30 days.

Our companion animals bring out the best in us. All year round they give us their unconditional love. The new year offers us a new opportunity to honor the human-animal bond. Help all your friends and family to make these three pet promises.

Neuter Now. Help reduce Oahu’s pet overpopulation by spaying or neutering your pets. Take advantage of the City and County of Honolulu’s Neuter Now program, which offers certificates for reduced-rate sterilization surgeries at participating veterinarians. Visit to learn more. Wellness Exams. Annual visits to the veterinarian assures your pet’s health and can save you money in the long run through prevention services and early detection of health concerns. Continued on page 9 3

Ending cruelty takes vigilance Outdoor cats poisoned. Dogs left abandoned in a drug house. Feral cats shot with dart guns. A dog tied to a tree for its entire life. Animal cruelty exists in our communities. All too often these crimes become cold cases – with no leads, no clues or evidence or witnesses. It can be disheartening but we cannot lose hope. You are our eyes and ears in the community. In August, we received a tip from a Mililani teenager who was concerned about his friend’s dog – forgotten in their own backyard. Our humane investigator arrived to find a severe case of neglect and suffering – with the animal barely clinging to life. Cancerous tumors had ravaged this dog who was bleeding internally and externally.

The owner had been treating the dog with his own remedy of drug store medications. This dog drew his last breath in the arms of the Humane Society. The owner was charged with animal cruelty. The most heartbreaking moments in the work of rescue is when an animal is found suffering beyond life-saving care. We never take this work lightly. We rely on you to help us help the animals who share our lives.

If you suspect animal cruelty in your neighborhood, contact 356-2250.

This is one of the nine dogs found abandoned in Waianae in June 2011. She found her home.

Photo by wag and snap photography

A new ride for the new year If you’re looking to sport some new wheels, visit Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford. As an avid animal lover, Mike McKenna donates $50 cash to the Humane Society for every vehicle sold and offers a $50 Humane Society gift certificate to its customers.

Perfect Puppy in 7 Days In a simple, fun way learn how to set your puppy on the path to being a polite, wellsocialized, happy companion in just one week. Available on for $13.96.

Funkitty Twist ‘n Treat

You can also donate your used car to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

This treat-dispensing cat toy is designed to enrich the lives of your feline friends. Each Funkitty toy can be customized to meet your cat’s needs and level of play. Available on for $6.10.

Visit or call 356-2213 for more information.


It’s A Date

Visit to learn more. Planned Giving Seminar – January 23, 5:30 pm Local estate planning expert Rhonda Griswold Esq., a partner in the law firm Cades Schutte, will conduct a free seminar regarding estate planning and pets and making a planned gift to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Spay Day – February 26 Spay Day shines the spotlight on the importance of spay/ neuter. Tuxes and Tails : Barkapalooza – April 6 Save the date for this black tie affair at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel to benefit the Hawaiian Humane Society. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with “Cocktails & Canines,” featuring the Society’s petpeople teams that visit senior and health care facilities islandwide. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of gifts and services in the silent and live auction. The evening includes a gourmet dinner and entertainment.

Doggie Speed Dating & Purrr-fect Match – February 9, 10 am – 2 pm, PetSmart Show your love for the animals at Doggie Date Night for food, fun, shopping, giveaways and contests. Animals will also be available for adoption. Doggie Date Night – February 9, 3 – 8 pm, Aloha Stadium Show your love for the animals at Doggie Date Night for food, fun, shopping, giveaways and contests. Animals will also be available for adoption.

Pet Power – Super-Charged Teen Contests There’s still time to win for the animals! We’re calling on all

Oahu students in grades 6-12 to compete in any of the Pet Power contests sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company. Entrants can enter as a group or individually in as many categories as desired.

Top contestants in the Win 4 the Animals competition will get a VIP meet and greet with The Green.

Top student winners in every category win $300 cash, a VIP meet and greet with national recording 5

stars The Green and a gift basket containing Target and iTunes gift cards, T-shirts and more. Winners in grades 9-12 also win a scholarship to the popular Teens 4 Animals Summer Experience. In addition, every teacher with at least 10 student entries will be entered into a drawing to win the Pet Power mentor prize, which includes $500 cash and a two nights stay at any Standford hotel. Enter at

PetWalk steps up for the animals Hawaiian Humane Society’s PetWalk was a recordbreaking event, raising more than $315,000. Thousands of people and pets came out to Magic Island to celebrate with music, food, exhibitors, contests and games. All funds raised will support 30 programs and services, including foster care, youth education, cruelty investigations and spay and neuter surgeries.

Photos by wag and snap photography

Mahalo to Our PetWalk 2012 Sponsors Top Dog petco foundation

Best in Show Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford Fairmont Specialty Insurance Avid Identification Systems Hill’s Pet Nutrition Best in Breed

Loyal Champions Aqua Hotels & Resorts Bob & Frances Bean Dr. Eric Ako, DVM R.M. Towill Corporation Larry & Patricia Rodriguez Rainee Barkhorn Charitable Foundation/Jack Tyrrell

Bank of Hawaii Ernst & Young HMSA Matson Ginny Tiu’s Team United Laundry and Services


Big thanks to special friends 7-Eleven Hawaii Accel Party Rentals Ailana Shave Ice Akoni’s Bar and Grill Alaska Airlines Aloha Beer Company Aloha Pet Care Aloha Petroleum Anela USA Aston Hotels & Resorts AT&T Atlantis Submarines Hawaii Bark Avenue Barking Dog Blankets Bonterra Solar Buca Di Beppo Cake Works Campbell Pet Company Christian & Friends Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Crazy Shirts Da Doggie Barkery Dogwalker, Etc.

Down To Earth Eden in Love Excessive Celebrations Frankenweenie GGP, Ala Moana Center Great Harvest Bread Company Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant Halekulani Hard Rock Haunted House Hawaii Hawaii Balloon Company Hawaii Military Pets Hawaii Pet Magazine Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki Hawaiian Ice Company Hawthorne Pacific Corp. Hilton Hotels Hawaii Region Hokulani Bake Shop Hui ‘Ilio Hawai’i Hula Shrimp Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa Icy Pooch Pops Island Air Jamba Juice


Kapahulu Starbucks Kualoa Ranch Hawaii Lei Woof Menehune Water Milestones & Moments MWR, 9th MSC Pagoda Hotel Poi Pounders Primo Popcorn Roberts Hawaii Sam’s Club Shaka Dog Hawaii Side Street Inn Star of Honolulu Cruises and Events The Groom Room VCA Family Animal Hospital – Kaneohe & Pearl City wag and snap pet photography Ward Centers Whole Foods Kailua Yelp Hawaii Zippy’s Restaurant

Youth activists storm the streets More than 20 schools island-wide stepped out of the classroom and on to the curb in honor of Make A Difference Day, a nationwide community activism day. Oahu students and teachers waved signs advocating for spay/neuter, ending animal cruelty, pet adoption and more. Special thanks to these participating schools: Assets Schools Campbell High School Castle High School Farrington High School Hawaii Baptist Academy Elementary & High Schools Hawaiian Mission Academy Iolani Schools Kailua High School Kamehameha Schools Koko Head Elementary School Lunalilo Elementary School Lutheran High School Maryknoll School McKinley High School Mid-Pacific Institute

Mililani High School Moanalua Middle & High Schools Pearl City High School Pearl Kai Elementary School

Radford High School Sacred Hearts Academy St. Andrews Priory Waianae High School

Summit for the animals a success Thank you to the animal lovers and rescue groups, pet owners, policy makers and more who helped make the 2012 animal summit a success. Visit to see some of the presentations and information presented. Over 100 people gathered on November 10 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom in the Japanese Cultural Center to learn more about pet acquisition and ownership and cat issues. Speaker Ken White, president and CEO of Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA in San Mateo, California, shared his experience in working

for a variety of animal welfare organizations and how some communities have successfully addressed animal overpopulation through collaborative partnerships across all sectors.

Ken White, president and CEO of Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA in San Mateo, California

Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Janice Futa also gave a presentation on Hawaii’s history of animal crimes as well as the evolution of animal8

Jed Rogers, Senior Vice President – Animal Health Services for the ASPCA

related laws, rights of citizens versus animals, high-profile cases and changing attitudes towards animal offenses.

Gifts of Love We gratefully acknowledge donors who have given $100 or more between August 16 – October 31, 2012.

Fat Cats & Top Dogs $10,000 +

Bob & Frances Bean


Rev. Dr. Larry A. Gardner Marjorie Hiura Diane Kimura Susan Kosasa petco Foundation Ginny Tiu


Jeannie Ayresman-Horie Bank of Hawaii Employee Giving Campaign Francie Boland John & Nancy Butler CARPRO Janice Choate-Zavakos Walter Kam Denise Keala Brian & Shannon Kelly Johnny Kelly Steven & Estrellita Komura Kiane Lee Jane McNamara Yuriko McPhail Kimiko Murakami Suzanne Nakano Mia Riley Alvin & Susan Shishido Steve & Pam Sofos Cecilia Tam Thurston & Sharon Twigg-Smith Sue Sylvester-Palumbo Whole Foods Market Ayako Yamada Thomas Yue Irene Zane


Letitia Bailey Jennifer Bordine Pamela Burns Stanley Cadwallader & Jim Nabors Roland Casamina Catherine Caudle Gov. Ben & Vicky Cayetano Claire & Christine Ching Wesley Chun Herbert & Nancy Conley Michael Everett

Mike Fergus Mary Ann Fernandes Linda Flinn Ernest H. Fukeda, Jr. Marilyn Gagen James & Priscilla Growney Leslie Hall Charlaine Higashi Leslie Ito Timothy Johns Kevin Jones Gail Kaleikini Jeffrey & Catherine Kissel Alan Ho & Sylvia Liang-Ho Niurka Lopez Norma Moon George & Bonnie Murphy Jean & Maury Myers Family Foundation Don Nelder & Vikki Graham Glenn & Joy Nishino Terri Otani Margaret Pang Sheree Revilla Larry & Patricia Rodriguez David Reid & Linda Ross Richard Smerz Vicky Stewart Peter Taber Tae’s Teppanyaki Lunchwagon Rodney Tanaka Stephen & Kimii Taniguchi Christopher Terry Barbara Tilley Al & Joyce Tomonari Valerie Trotter Mary Weyand

Hiram & Jane Ann Au Marvin Awaya Sidney & Gloria Ayabe Frank Baensch Diane Baker James Baker Steven & Lori Baker Marshall & Carolyn Ballou Ray & Rosaline Ballungay Teresa Bane-Terakubo Kenneth Barclay Belinda Barnes Gabriele Barthlen Suzie Bass Rayna Batara Kataraina Beck Brenda Becker Stephen Beirne James & Sandra Bell Troy Benevides Steve & Kathy Berg Edward Berliner Justin Berry Evelyn Black Glen & Janell Blackmon

Nicomedes & Bernadette Cabe Pamela Cabrera Kirk Caldwell & Donna Tanoue Catherine Camp Karin Campbell Vernita Cannon Career Development Center of Hawaii Marion Carpenter Bonnie Castonguay Lloyd & Vicky Chaffin Paris Chai Rosalia Chan Ronald James Chandler Adam Chang Brenda Chang Cedric Chang Helen Chang Kathryn Chang Robert & Cara Chapman Mary Charles Ray Chavez Wieland Chee Clyde & Lisa Chena Chevron Corporation


Gov. Neil Abercrombie & Dr. Nancie Caraway Milton Ackerman Aina Haina Eye Center Terry Akana Gwen Akimoto Rene Akiyama Haley Albertson Hays Alexander Danielle Alip Georgiana Alvaro Brad Miller & Jacqueline Amai Hiroko Amsbary Denise Anderson Jeanne Anderson Nina Anderson Janet Andres Teruo Aonuma Dwayne Arakaki Toshuke & Muriel Arakaki Cosmo & Ann Arakawa Randall & Katherine Araki Shachar & Heidi Argov Bert & Patsy Asada Wendy Asato AT&T United Way Employee Giving Campaign

Bequests August 16 – October 31, 2012

Donald W. Salter Stephen Mitchell Shaw

Emma Boland Steven & Debra Bookatz Karen Bow-Villanueva Michael Bridge Kenneth & Joan Brown Edward Bugarin Brandon Bunag Barton & Diana-Lee Bunney Neil Burkart Steven Burnett


Carol Chinen Evan Ching & Cathy Kawano-Ching Glenn & Melinda Ching Han & Meredith Ching Krystal Ching Mike & Joyce Ching Herbert Chock Bradley Chong Judy Chow

Evelyn Chun Gwendolyn Chung Ronald Chung Erin Claggett Christine Clairmont Lisa Clearman Donald & Sharlene Clephane Jerry Coble John & Samiann Coleman Selwyn Collins Leroy & Lola Colombe Steven Colon & Carrie Hermstad John & Joni Conklin Robert Conway Leslie Cook Ian & Janet Cooke D.J. Cornell Chantelle Corpuz Kleona Corsini Earle Crabe June Marlene Cristea Diana Cummings Thomas & Shirlee Cunningham Karen Curry Mike Curtis Racheal Dailey

Heather Eischens Mary-Elizabeth Ellard Emmanuel Episcopal Church Steven & Laura Emura Norma English Jessica Enos James & Chikako Epure John Esdicul Vivan & Bruce Ettinger Charles Evans Donna Evans Eleanor Fahrenwald Lydia Faletoi John Farias Charles & Stephanie Farmer Kathrine Fast Diane Fedor Tanya Fernandes Doris Fernandez Paul & Pat Fernandez Dale Fey Jay & Sharon Fidell Julie Finley Eric & Raynette Fong Dennis & Nona Forster Robert Foster Lisa Fowler

Grants August 16 – October 31, 2012

Atherton Family Foundation Hawaiian Electric Company

Marivic Dar Earl & Virginia Dayton Kanthi De Alwis John & Sue Dean Georgette Deemer Bruce Derego Laura Devries Kym Digmon Samuel & Lily Domingo Dian Althea Dooley Nick & Koren Dreher Peter Drewliner Marilyn Dunlap Harriet Dunn Jon & Mary Lou Earll Aaron Eberhardr Molly Egged

Taryn Fowler Harry & Carol Friedman James & Yoshie Fromm Ford & Lynn Fuchigami Dennis & Pamela Fujii Benjamin & Laura Fujimoto Andrea Fujinaga Harold & Janet Fujise Jeanne & Henry Fujita Beverly Fujiwara Jon & Susan Fukuda Michael Fukuda Barry & Cheryl Fukunaga Dennis & Annette Fukunaga Tiare Fullerton Lloyd Funada Louis & Mary Furtado

Gary Furutani Denise Furuya Janice Futa Kane Gadaingan Stephen & Gloria Gainsley Orlando & Robelyn Galeon Menaka Ganesathasan Margaret Gaspar Jeff & Amy Gehlke Philip & Monique Gevas Madeline Gibo Girl Scout Troop #120 Girl Scout Troup #220 Girl Scout Troop #845 Lesli Glancy William Gleason Jo Goin James & Mary Gomard Anne Gomes Carole Gomes Marco Gomez Troy & Ingrid Goodman Antoinette Goto Emiko Goto David & Angela Goya Rhonda Goyke Stephen & Mary Graner Great Harvest Kahala Jay Grekin & Judy Stubbs David Griggs Rosemary Griggs Leslie Gruszie Andrew Guidotti Morena Gullett Diana Guss John Hagan Tjalling Halbertsma Guy & Joyce Hamada Gayle Hamasaki Gregory & Wendy Hanna Scott & Sue Haraguchi Leslie Harbourt Lynn Haring Wendy Harman Joe & Maria Hart Harvey Brothers Donna Hashimoto Edwin & Gladys Hashisaka Clark Hatch Hawaii Sound Systems Sherry Hayashi Jeannie Hedberg Robert & Chris Hee Ralph Heidenreich Ronald Heim Barrett Henderson Robert & Nancy Hensler James & Fabienne Herold Darlene Heu Michael Higa Rodney & Joyce Higa Cheryl Higashida Stephen & Terrie Higuchi George & Kay Hino Melissa Hirano Greg & Lynn Hiyakumoto Lawrence Ho Myron & Peggy Hoefer Bill & Sharon Holaday Andrew Holt Carol Holverson Rebecca Hommon Karen Hong Stacie Hong John & Victoria Honold Kimi-Anne Houston-Sur Elizabeth Howard


Karen Howell Kelly Hu Mari-Jo Hu David Hudson & Dana Kokubun Hui Ilio Hawaii Mark & Shawn Hurt Calvin & Mildred Ichinose June Ikezawa Francis & Jacquelyn Imada Wayne Inagaki Jan Inao Marshall & Ardine Ingraham Greg Inoue Eric & Ann Inouye Gwen Inouye Kenneth Ishida Clifford & Lorraine Ishii Shari Ishii Ronald & Lorene Ishimaru Island Sweetie Jennifer Isobe Margaret Isonaga Denis & Ella Isono Al Itamoto Wilfred & Judy Iwai Brenda Iwami Laura Iwamoto Tsugumi Iwasaki Roger Izuka Dana Izumi Kyle Jacobi Kurt Jacobson Raymond & Deborah Jahaaski Gary & Melanie Johnson Louise Johnson Rex & Virginia Johnson Annette Jones Helen Josypenko Brian Joy & Bonnie Cooper Leanne Kaawa KAI Hawaii Kailua Institute No. 213 Stanley Kajioka Tiare Kakazu Patsy Kalawaia Kalu Glass Company Jeryl Kam Lori Kamei Haruo & Esther Kameoka Aiko Kameya Evelyn Kamikawa Preston & Cynthia Kamikawa Guy Kamitaki Dale Kanehisa-Lam Alison Kanekuni Keith Kaneshiro Kenneth & Amy Kaneshiro Joan Kaneshiro Cynthia Kapahu Crystal Kapua Chad Karasaki Hanna Kath Kayoko Kaumeyer Evelyn Kawahara Collins Kawai Kawamata Farms Audrey Kawamura Marcy Kawasaki & Mark Morita Alison Kawata Howard & Elizabeth Keller Marshelle Keville Valerie Kidani Robert & Hope Kihune Melanie Kim Phoebe Kimura Lyanne Kimura Michael King

Mahalo for your ongoing support Mahalo to these dedicated donors who have pledged their support with monthly gifts. Jerome Ababa Yayoi Addison Rose Adkins Mary Agor Ada Alamani Marc Albertson Deborah Aldrich Rachel Ariola Loreleigh Austria Marsha Azuma Daniel & Sophia Badiang Frank Baensch Marty Banks Renee Becht Lisamarie Bensman Ed & Jeanne Bernauer Lowell & Carleen Biernie Gillian Boss Pamela Burns Lowell & Charlotte Cambra Adam & Jodi Carlson Anita Carmona Alaine Castro June Chong Summer Chun Erin Claggett Cynthia Clark Christl Coleman & Nicole Baily Steven Colon & Carrie Hermstad John & Joni Conklin Amy Cosner Karen Cox Jennifer Davis Jan Dettweiler Heather Diamond Gavin Doi Doreen Dung Marsha Durbin John Edwards Jose Elizaga Barbara Ellis Diane Fedor Sandra Finney Reiko Flannagan Ana Frederick Douglas & Lee Froning Nazly Fuller Tiare Fullerton Denise Furuya Annie Gills Bernard & Kara Gorgonio Winifred Grady Michelle Granson Claire Groom Sybil Hamada Jeffrey & Lorena Hanyu

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Dog-Gone Yummy Thanks to Cake Works for their generous donation of a tasty gingerbread dog house, which adorned our lanai throughout the holiday season.

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K.M. Tanaka Erin Taniguchi Helen Taniguchi Bert & Helen Tanonaka Dani Tarumoto Tessy Tateishi Angeline Tavares Laura Tavares Teckla Tavares Milton & Renee Tengan Linda Teruya Tom & Kimberly Tetlow Catherine Thielen Robert Thorn Three Dogs and a Girl Richard Timm Archie & Josie Titus Samuel Tiu Hans Tobler Iris & Lane Toguchi Michele Tokuda James Tollefson Tualua Tolua David Tom Lisa Tom Kayoko Tominaga Rona Totoki Susan Toyama Bob Toyofuku Kenneth & Karen Toyozaki Corrine Trendle Jennifer Trevino Makoto Tsuchiya Nobuo & Mitsuyo Tsuchiya Thomas Tsuhako Reed Tsumoto Lace Tsutsumi Kathryn Tushaus Vernon & Lynne Uchida Carla Uchima-Toy Glenn Umemoto Lloyd Unebasami Paul Unkrur Henry & Lee Urstadt Alexander & Bette Uyeda Lloyd Uyehara Machiko Uyehara Geri Uyemura Keoni Vaughn Linda Velayo Glenn Verbeem Douglas Vetromile Bertha Villanueva-Shertzer Ivy Vinayaga Christine Vincent Grace Visaya Rose Vitug Myra Wakuzawa

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Lavernis Walker Richard & Susan Walker-Kowen David Walsh Michael & Laurie Walsh Denise Walterhoefer David & Daralee Wang

Ator Yacoub Renee Yafuso Bertha Yagi Carol Jean Yakuma Sueo & June Yamachi Charlotte Yamada

Toys for Pets Mahalo to our Holiday Toy Drive partners for helping us spread the holiday cheer to our adoptable pets. More than a dozen sites across the island helped us collect donations of a new pet toy, which were given to our animals as a special holiday gift. Donation sites included: 55 Pawsh Place Animal Clinic of Honolulu Aloha Dog Doggies Day Care, Boarding & Grooming Cocojor Dog Emporium & Spaw Enterprise Car Rentals Fine Dog Grooming Salon Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford Pacific Paws Doggie Resort & Spa Pat’s Poodle Grooming Pawsitively Pets petco Hawaii Kai petco Kaneohe, Kapolei & Pearl City VCA Family Animal Hospital Kaneohe & Pearl City Sanrio Store Ala Moana Center Sanrio Surprises Pearlridge & Kahala

Jean Yoshioka Glenn & Kim Yoshiyama Irene Yoshizaki Bryant Young Leslie & Calvin Young Jerry Zak Ed Zane Albert Zavarro Zelko Woodworks Tom Zimmerman Lizbeth Zivotsky Dahlia & George Zotos

In Honor of People Matthew Belcher Timothy Choy Shanna Dean Timothy Choy Helen Kaneshiro Norma English Vernon Ling George Auyon Caryn Okinaga Greg Natori Gayle Pei George & Alice Aoki Larry Rodriguez Dolores Dyer Sue Sylvester-Palumbo Timothy Choy The Staff of the Cat Clinic Timothy Choy Ginny Tiu Robert & Ester Schumacher

Mei Wang Sarah Wang Michael & Susan Ward Rebecca Ward Linda Warrick James & Irene Watanabe Roy & Paulette Watanabe June Wataoka Heather Wawrzenski Faith Wenzl Pernille Westergaard Dallas & Joella Weyand John White Trudy Williams Bill Wilson Judith Wolfe John & Joan Wollenbecker Abbielyn Wong Ruddy & Gwendolyn Wong Chisa Woodley Susan Woo-Schaffer Darin Wright

Lois Yamaguchi Amy Yamakawa Rodney & Frances Yamamoto Ronald & Judy Yamamoto Patricia Yamashiro Roxanne Yamashiro Akio & Frances Yano Shoso & Keiko Yasui Larry Yatsushiro Christopher Yee & Linda Wong-Yee Jill Yee Kwock & Janet Yee Robin & Sharon Yokoyama Terry & Amy Yonashiro Audrey Yoneshige Jill & Tony Yoshicedo Gary Yoshida Eugene & Elaine Yoshimi John Yoshimori Janel Yoshimoto Christine Yoshimura

In Honor of Pets Mickey Aiko Kono Scotty & Maxie Janet Higa Tami Marvin & Joyce Kang

In Memory of People Brad Bailon Allan & Frances Bailon Samuel Bohol Christine Braun Barbara Braun-Adler Valerie Chapman Marion Elwood Lee & Allyson Stebbins Phyllis Enoki Derek Enoki Joseph Fasone Linda Higa & Bitsy Charles Higa Kauanoe Chang & Corey Ann Lewin Stanley Sadao Higashi Marilyn Alper Ivana Argenti James & Gail Evers Elizabeth Grimes Roy Higashi Scott Higashino Juan & Patricia Hulaton Darrell & Maryellen Ing Mike Kawamoto Jason & Danielle Knight John McLaughlin & Sharon Thomas Phill, Lacy & Becca Moran Harriet Nishigaya Erlinda Paz Nelly Sampaga Shigei, Shinao, Kazu, Keiji, Toshie, Kyoko & Families Ralph & Martha Sloan Richard & Carol Szadkowski Elaine Thomas & Nancy Hickman Ken & Donna Thomas & Family Reginald & Linda Ughoc Alan Yokoyama Dr. Allan Izumi Larry & Gayle Jitchaku Ruth Judd LGA Family Foundation Steve Kodani Richard & Melva Okazaki Cassandra Land-Nellist Eunice Denyes Lorenne Fujii Alex Pickens Bernard Chun Diane Ponce Gilbert Ponce Joe Porto Lynn Porto Stephanie Rosso Curtis & Janice Takemoto-Gentile


Catharine Ryan Aviation Training Center Mobile Officer’s Association Michael & Sarah Benson Joe Bishop & Kathy Mikels Todd Bridgeman Michele Bullock Lucille Caskey Chief’s Mess Aviation Training Center Coast Guard Spouses Association Oahu Joseph Deer Michael Henderon Mark & Faith Knighton Miguel Moralez NOAA Pacific Services Center William Odell USCG Air Station, Supply Division Matthew Wingate Arnold Takemoto Vivian Lai Emi Tamura Blanche Chong Melvin & Frances Murakami Cheryl Wong Irving Wakuya David & Sharon Best Roy & Jane Morisato Harold & Janice Oto Jamie Oto Helen Sako David & Jeri Takamiya Tadashi & May Tamagawa Robert Woodruff Barbara Anderson Audiovisual Program Development Branch Thomas Haia Martin & Marie Kaneshiro Robert & Amelia Lockyer Leroy Seifert Chase Evan Zavakos Christopher & Melissa Benjamin Diedre Chase Janice Choate-Zavakos Brandon & Fiona Hayashi Steven & Sandra Heggeness George & Cheryl Hetherington Kristia Hutchinson Richard & Susan Ing

David & Holly Marchant Wendie McAllaster Mark & Mirella Monoscalco Sandra Pfund Gerry, Cari, Matthew, Emily & Max Philpott Alan, Lucy & Jason Sasai Louann Suppa

Hollywood, Rocket, T.C., Eliza, Jake & Hobbes Della Lin Ipo-Lani Gayle Pingree Jordan Melvin & Karen Kuraoka Kayla Eileen Adachi

In Memory of Pets

Kekela Linda Ahue Keystone Jimmy Borges Gov. Ben & Vicky Cayetano Blenn & Ruth Fujimoto Rebecca Honma-Ashizawa Bruce Minsky & Connie Kissinger Thomas & Mi Kosasa Gordon Mau James & Ouida Morris Larry & Patricia Rodriguez Curtis & Janice Takemoto-Gentile Laurie Wong

Baby Girl Tsugumi Iwasaki Bailey & Gingerlyn Randy & Eliza Talavera Bambino, Rocky & Kuma Norma English Bear David & Marlene Johnson Beast & TJ Tommy & Lori Lee Brina Beverly Yap

Nikki Allan & Hilda Kitagawa Paki-Chan Ginny Tiu Peanut Christina Sakomoto Ralph & Beatrice Vance Ishibashi Rambo & Ratty Edwin & Ellen Mito Rocket Timothy Choy Andres Harnisch Michael & Virginia McGaraghan Ginny Tiu Al & Joyce Tomonari Roddy Helen Shigemura Rusty Raymond & Florence Miyahira Rusty Oka Michele Faller

Kimo Thomas & Carolyn Lalakea

Sunni Kimberly Smith

Kisses Maimona Ghows

Tweety Gregory & Sharon Wong

Kula Warren & Karen Ono Ted & Leilani Quong

Charlie Brian & Lynn Ishii Chloe Keith Kaneshiro & Charlene Abe

Lady Nicole Nashiro

Coco, Rusty & Rascal Debra So

Luna Helen Josypenko

Dakota Gordon & Joanne Kodama

Makana Katy Garrabrant

Duchess Ginny Tiu

Manele The Otto Family Marcia Schultz

Earl Richard Flagg & Alberta FreidusFlagg

Mies Lance, Jennifer & Sarah Mills

Gunther of Manoa Gertrude Berger

Nibbles Steven & Gail Tokuda

Harley George & Bonnie Murphy

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Scouting for Donations

Mahalo to Girl Scouts Troop 433 for generously donating boxes, tennis balls, leashes, towels and so much more!

Doggie Birthday Donation

Thank you to Gwen Kobashigawa (third from the right in photo) for donating the $250 that she raised at her dog Kaimana’s birthday party.

Trash to Treasure

Three cheers for Rayna Nakao for making over 100 braided dog toys, which were handed out to pet owners at the 63rd Annual Kalihi Children’s Christmas Parade. As part of her project, Rayna hosted a drive for old bath towels before turning them into these precious gifts.

Special Holiday Visit

Mahalo for Leading the Way

Biggest thanks to volunteer Sherry Hunt (far right in photo) for leading our Paws on the Path hike club since it started 19 years ago. She has been integral in getting the hike off the ground and keeping it going monthly ever since. She is now retiring and we will miss her very much!

Thank you to Bill & Barbara Sheeder and Kris & Jaine Wiebold for taking time out of their busy holiday schedule to play Santa and Mrs. Paws for our photo fundraiser, which raised nearly $12,000. And mahalo to photographers Allen Martin and Kerry & Kalena Yoshida, as well as Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford and Ward Warehouse.

Running Partners

Special thanks to our devoted Marines and sailors for coming in to run dogs awaiting adoption and helping out around the shelter.

Hawaiian Humane Society Jan-March 2012 Newsletter