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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Ride Along With Hawaiian Humane Society Military Pet Outreach Cover Model Search PetWalk Around the Water Bowl Bully Fun in the Sun Pet Sitter Tips Saying Goodbye


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Fall 2011 :: Volume 4, Number 3 Publisher Mary Long


The Pack Kamu Dickson, J.K. Hind, Moki Hind, Robson Hind and Toby Long Contributing Writers Hawaiian Humane Society, Theresa Donnelly,Kristen Sato, K9 Kokua Ohana, Brenda K. Smith DVM, and Cesar Millan

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Fundraisers, events and tons of furry fun


Bring your pet & walk to support HHS

Sunny Fun With Your Bully

Learn More about this endearing breed

Cover Model Search

Meet cover model Kuma & our finalists

Take The Fright Away

Celebrate Halloween safely with your pet

Ride Along

Spend a day with a HHS Investigator

Aloha Pet Festival

Not your average pet event...


Oahu SPCA Goes Green

Enlisted Help

Hawaii’s armed forces give back

Cesar’s Tips

Dog Sitting

Local Pets

There are too many cute pets in Hawaii

Pet Directory

Your Pet Resource Guide

Saying Goodbye

Making the choice of euthanasia

View more photos, videos & advice online at:

Hawaii Pet Magazine P.O. Box 240008 :: Honolulu, HI 96824




All events are either submitted by our readers or

of St. Francis Day. All scaled, feathered, and

lected by international judges and a "cats in

found on existing calendars. Submit and view more

furry friends are welcome to join their

costume" Halloween costume contest mid-

human companions at St. Andrew Cathedral


events at at

for a blessing. (Please make sure pets are

PAWS ON THE PATH The Humane Society's Paws on the Path hiking club traverses Oahu's most beautiful trails. Volunteers lead free hikes on the last Saturday of every month. Meet at the trail head at 8:30am. • August 27 - Likeke Trail • September 24 - Aiea Loop Trail • October 29 - Waimano Ridge • November 26 - Maunawili Ditch Trail 55 PAWSH PLACE ANNIVERSARY September 3. Stop by 55 Pawsh Place’s Anniversary Bash in Kapolei at 563 Farrington Highway.

September 9, 10 & 11. Stop by the Hawaii Woman Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall for a great girls’ day out! Don’t miss the Celebrities & Their Pets Fashion Show on Saturday & Sunday. BARKTOBERFEST September 24. Oompa! Join the Maui Humane Society for BarktoberFest at the SherMaui




Visit to learn more. ANIMAL BLESSING October, tbd. An animal blessing in honor


HILO PET WALK October 29, Queen Liliuokalani Park in

come to bring a stuffed animal representa-

Hilo. Join Hawaii Island Humane Society

tion. Call 808- 524-2822.

for a fun day when costumed pets and their


Park. Registration 8 am, walk begins at 9

owners strut their stuff at Queen Liliuokalani October 2, 7AM-11AM. See event details

am, followed by fun contests with prizes.

on next page or visit

Learn more at



October, 22, Kakaako Makai Marketplace,

October 30, Hale Halawai in Historic

9AM-2PM. Enjoy a pet-friendly farmers

Kailua Village. Bring your pet down to

market, food booths, pet vendor booths and

Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Pet Walk at

pet contests. See page 16 for details. Free

the Historic Kailua Village at Hale Halawai.

admission. Limited vendor booths available.

Registration 8 am, walk begins at 9 am, followed by fun contests with prizes.



caged or leashed.) Those without pets, or with pets who do not travel easily, are wel-


PET COSTUME CONTESTS Visit www.hawaiipetnetwork for details and


exact dates and times.

October 30. Join Bark Avenue, Pacific Paws

• PetWalk - October 2

and Hawaii Pet Magazine for a costume

• Aloha Pet Festival - October 22

contest for our canine friends. Contest reg-

• Howl-o-ween 0 October 30

istration starts at 11 am, costume contest be-

• The Pet Depot’s Halloween Bash - tba

gins at 12 pm. Judges will choose winners in

•The Pet Corner’s Halloween Contest - tba

several categories including best group cos-

• 55 Pawsh Place - tba

tume, best dog & owner costume, spookiest


costume will win the grand prize. Dogs will

October 29. 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM,

receive a free trick-or-treat bag of goodies

and best trick for a treat. The best overall

McCoy Pavillion. Meow! The event will fea-

just for entering the contest (while supplies

ture an all day cat show with winners se-

last). Call Bark Avenue at (808) 394-2343.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011 Don’t miss Hawaiian Humane Society’s


21 Annual PetWalk at Magic Island, Ala

Buy 2 treats & get


Moana Beach Park on Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 7:00am-11:00am. 7:00 am: Walker/Team Registration & On-Site Silent Auction 7:45 am: Hawaiian Humane Society

Stop by for our 3 rd


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“Animal Alumni” Photo

55% off the 3rd treat

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8:00 am: Pet Walk Begins! Long and short courses available 8:20 am: Entertainment 9:15 am: Best Trick Contest 9:45 am: Pet Costume Contest & more PetWalk is a celebration for people who have raised funds for the Humane Society. For more information on how to get involved, email, call 356-2225 or visit Special mahalo to PetWalk sponsors: Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford, HMSA, Gumbone, Ginny Tiu's Team, Aqua Hotels and Resorts, Bayer Animal Health

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{ BY THE K9 KOKUA OHANA } last longer.

There are currently so many different types of ‘bullys’ out there - Staffordshire Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, APBTs, Amer-

Those of us that appreciate bully breeds will tell you that they are

ican Bullys, Shorty Bulls -- well, you get the picture. In essence, there

like any other dog, but so much more. They may seem like really

are MANY variations to the widely misused term Pit Bull or Pitbull.

tough dogs that don’t need much thought about daily care other than

We could go on and on about the breed subject and if we have

food and water. Such is what one would picture a ‘junk-yard dog’ to

peaked your interest into learning more about the differences, you

be like -- rough and tough, and can weather any drought or rain-

will also uncover why Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is ineffective

storm, unaffected. This is not true. The bully breeds are prone to hav-

and discriminatory simply by judging a dog on its looks. We en-

ing sensitive skin and often, if left untreated, can rapidly produce

courage you to seek out trusted experts with proper and proven in-

secondary issues (dermatitis, eye infections, etc.) Simple consistency

formation regarding the ineffectiveness on the enforcement of these

of baths and timely preventative flea/tick products will aid in the skin


health of your bully, which in turn greatly reduces the chances of

We lovingly refer to these dogs as bullys, because the breeds share

skin infections or mange. A bully with a healthy skin and coat can be

a lot of the same attributes with skin, coat and quick onset of heat

your best beach buddy! Here are a few more things to enjoy a sunny

stroke. Plus, any bully breed is a blast to have as a companion!!

day with your bully:

In the heat of summer, it is always a good idea to have a few things on hand to protect your dog. Besides the normal items such as a

PARK/BEACH/HIKE: SHADE! We can’t emphasize that enough. Limit direct sun expo-

towel, bowl, cold water, and clean-up bags, here are a few suggestions of what to include in your bully beach bag:

sure and apply dog-safe sunscreen to your dog’s snout and ears.

• Canine Ear cleaner. It is VERY important to clean your dogs ears

Light-colored and short-furred dogs are prone to sunburn quicker.

after contact with any water. The cleaner dries out the ears and

Bully breeds tend to overheat quicker from simply being short in

helps to avoid ear infections. And yes, even though your bully

stature. They are low to the ground, thus taking in heat concentrated

may not have floppy ears, they are more susceptible to debris en-

on their chest/belly area more than a taller dog would. NO drinking salt water or stream water!! They may get seriously

tering their ears. • Epi-Pet Sun Protector -- the only FDA approved sunscreen for dogs. Yes, even black bullys can get a sunburn!

Limit the time that your dog is allowed to run on the sand. It is very

• One meal of kibble sealed in a ziplock-type bag -- just in case

strenuous on their system and is not the same as exercising on solid

you see friends and stay longer, your bully has what he/she needs.


Note: Bullys thrive best with structure. This includes eating at the

NEVER allow your dog to pick up something from the grass or

same time of day.

sand. Bones left from previous BBQs could be lying around and that

• One sealed bag of your dog’s favorite treats.

is an instant choking hazard.

• A ‘beach’ collar WITH ID Tag, so your dog’s daily collar will




WATER/SWIM: Closely supervise your dog around any water, especially running streams no matter how rapid. Current and moss can cause a fall. NOT ALL DOGS CAN SWIM! Have a life jacket that fits your dog. They are becoming more inexpensive to purchase. NEVER throw or force your dog into the water. This may develop into a fear of water. Taking your dog into the water for the first time? Start out in calm, shallow water. Encourage your dog with a toy or treats. Praise them for even taking a step in. If your dog is still unsure, bring along a dog pal that is experienced around the water. Having another dog may help with the confidence needed to encourage your dog. NEVER spray a dog in the face with water. Even if they love it! Gulping amounts of air and water may cause bloat. Are you aware of the seriousness of bloat? Bloat can occur when you allow your dog to exercise within 2 hours of eating. Large breed and/or deep-chested dogs or puppies are prone to bloat when they: - Gulp air (while eating/drinking quickly) - Drink large amounts of water rapidly or immediately after a meal.

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NOW OFFERING GROOMING BY APPOINTMENT Located inside The Pet Depot, the Dirty Dog Garage Self-Serve Dog Wash is a convenient way to wash, dry and groom your dog using our professional shampoos, conditioners, and grooming tools. Featuring Bath Master Animal Bathing System, EspreeŽ Brand Shampoos & Conditioners, FURminatorŽ, professional combs & brushes, nail clippers, cologne, ear care, forced air dryer, towels & more! NEW SERVICE: Let us wash your dog for you! (By appt.) The Pet Depot • Ewa Beach Shopping Center • 91-919 Fort Weaver Road (behind McDonalds)

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- Perform vigorous exercise after a full meal CAR: NEVER leave your dog in the car alone during a hot and sunny day. Heat stroke and DEATH can occur within mere minutes of you leaving them! K9 Kokua takes dog skin care seriously. After all‌it is an organ. It’s just on the outside of the body. If one organ isn’t functioning properly, the whole system may be in jeopardy. Stay Akamai! We hope that this information has stirred something in you to go and research for more proper and dog-safe products to enable you to enjoy many more summers with your dog! Visit or follow the dogs at Malama Pono, K9 Kokua Ohana.



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Congratulations Kuma Carlos Chan, our Fall 2011 cover model! Kuma is a 6-month-old Shiba Inu from Honolulu that charmed our public finalist voters and our cover model panel. When we first called Kuma’s pet parent Terry Chan to inform her that her dog was the winner, she was over the moon! Terry had this to say about her magnificent doggie: “Kuma Carlos Chan was born in Maui and now lives in Honolulu. He loves to go to the beach, but only to dig in the sand, ” says Terry. “He loves to run and romp around at the dog parks. His favorite dog parks are the Hawaii Kai and Humane Society dog parks, which he frequents almost daily. He loves to go on hikes, chasing after lizards and birds, and overall loves to be outside. He loves to eat homemade, home cooked foods, but ultimately loves anything fish.” “Kuma Carlos... is amazing, touches the heart of everyone that meets him, is outgoing and social, and loves to make friends. He loves to make friends on his walks and thinks everyone wants to be his friend... because usually they do!” If you would like your pet to be the next Hawaii Pet cover model, please visit & submit a photo today!




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TRICKS FOR MAKING HALLOWEEN A TREAT FOR PETS { BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PET SITTERS (NAPPS) } Halloween is fast approaching, and with the festive decorations and trick-or-treating, the National Association of Professional Pet Sit-

their candy out of the pet’s reach.

ters (NAPPS) is providing valuable information to pet parents on

• If your pet shows signs of being poisoned, contact your vet-

keeping their pets safe.

erinarian or the Pet Poison Helpline immediately at 1-800-213-

According to the Halloween Industry Association (HIA), there has

6680 with any questions or concerns.

been an increase in the number of pets participating in Halloween

• Properly dispose of candy wrappers after use, as the tin foil,

activities. “More families are taking their pets trick-or-treating as well

plastic components and cellophane can pose a choking hazard

as dressing them in Halloween costumes,” explains Marc P. Beige,

for pets.

Chairman of the Halloween Industry Association.

• Continual knocking at the door and doorbell ringing can

“With the proper safety precautions, pet parents can have fun with

cause a pet to become agitated and anxious. This could result

their pets this coming Halloween,” continues John D’Ariano, Presi-

in unpleasant stress-related symptoms or could cause the pet to

dent of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. NAPPS has prepared helpful tips for pet parents to ensure that pets have an enjoyable time and are free from harm:


cats. Make sure that children know of these dangers and keep

potentially injure themselves if constrained in a crate or other enclosed object. Make sure to keep your pet in a quiet and safe place on the holiday.

• Do not let your pet eat chocolate or candies. Treats contain-

• Keep Halloween decorations out of the reach of pets. Electric

ing the artificial sweetener xylitol, are poisonous to dogs and

lights, wires and cords could damage your pet’s mouth or give


your pet a life-threatening electrical

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shock. • Jack-O-Lanterns are festive, but keep them away from pets when the pumpkin is lit with a candle. Pets can easily knock them over and cause a fire. • If you decide to dress your pet in a costume, make sure your pet is comfortable and safe. Costumes should not limit movement, breathing or hearing, and should not contain anything that could easily be chewed off or caught on other objects. • Proper identification tags are important in case your pet escapes during the evening. “Halloween can be full of pleasant memories when pet safety is considered,” explained NAPPS President John D’Ariano.

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ting.” It does so by providing the tools and support to foster the success of its members. Additionally, pet parents can benefit from NAPPS’ free resources including a disaster preparedness guide, tips on how to select a pet sitter, and a nationwide referral service,. To find a pet sitter in your area, check out NAPPS’ nationwide “Pet Sitter Locator” at For more information on NAPPS, please follow @TheNAPPS on Twitter or join them on Facebook at

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photo: Theresa Donnelly



On July 12th, I was given the rare opportunity to see first-hand the enforcement of Hawaii’s animal laws by taking a ride with Officer

disciplined not to crack under

Chelsea Kentris, a humane investigator with the Hawaiian Humane

extreme stress and be willing to

Society. The Humane Society is the only authorized agency in partnership

work long and exhausting hours. Lastly, they must always

with the Honolulu Police Department of the City and County of Hon-

be vigilant, as some of the peo-

olulu that rescues and protects animals. Humane Investigators issue

ple they come across may have

mandatory court citations when needed and must to appear in court

a history of violence.

similar to the Honolulu Police Department. The humane investigators

Officer Kentris begins her


Theresa Donnelly is an avid pet advocate and the Secretary of the Boxer Club of Hawaii.

specialize in hoarding, cruelty, puppy mill investigations and other

shift at 6:00 a.m. and spends

types of cases.

her entire day on the road, balancing a never-ending load of case

Prior to this experience, my limited knowledge of humane wel-

files. There is no down time. Lunch is usually via drive-thru fast food,

fare enforcement comes from watching animal welfare reality shows

and eaten quickly on the road between calls. If there is not an ani-

on Animal Planet and National Geographic, or research online. I

mal in distress, she is following up on an ongoing case. Each case re-

would watch these programs and wonder: How could people men-

quires an extensive amount of follow up. For example, it is her job to

tally do this type of work? Doesn’t it just break their heart? What I saw that day was to have this career, one must be passionate about animal care, have excellent mediation and customer


service skills, be emotionally


ensure that an owner takes a sick animal to the veterinarian. To ensure this happens, the clinics fax verification of care to the investigator.

continued on page 16 >>>

photo: Theresa Donnelly

Our first stop was an unexpected stop to visit an older women

emergency first responders, so she must do her best to get to an ani-

walking along King Street two blocks from Humane Society doors,

mal emergency using the quickest and safest route. She stops the truck

carrying a large number of rabbits in small crates attached to a shop-

to take the flow of calls and dispatches from her two cell phones, as

ping cart. Officer Kentris tells me they have working with her for some

well to update cases through a laptop between the driver and pas-

time. Officer Kentris explains to the women that some of the rabbits

senger vehicle.

need separate crates. A name of a Humane Society staff member is

The Humane Society’s investigative philosophy is education with

given to the woman, who can help her further. The crates for the rab-

the owners first and enforce if necessary. However, a big chunk of an

bits are clean and the animals are not in distress or show signs of

investigator’s time is devoted to extensive follow up and maintaining

abuse, so we move on to the next call. Our next trip is a routine errand, a dog dropped off to VCA Animal

detailed records of pet owners who repeatedly violate animal-cruelty law.

Hospital Kaneohe. The administrative staff at the clinic is deeply con-

According to the 2010 annual report, The Hawaiian Humane So-

cerned when our small, tan poi dog with a broken jaw is brought in

ciety logs 206, 133 miles responding to 17,487 calls of which 2,120

for emergency surgery. It is an ongoing case paid for by donation dol-

involve people or animals in immediate danger. They are the only

lars, set to be placed in a home where she will receive specialized

open admission shelter on Oahu, taking any companion animal in, at


any time. Having been deployed to countries with no animal welfare

Impressing me throughout the day was Officer Kentris ability to stay calm under pressure. At another stop, an aggressive cat tries to

organizations where sick and diseased animals roam the streets, I feel we are very lucky HHS has stepped up to perform this noble task.

attack her. Her reaction: blocking off the area behind reception, mak-

I consider myself fortunate to have had this chance, and I encour-

ing sure no one comes through the clinic doors, then allowing the cat

age anyone to learn more about the programs at the Hawaiian Hu-

time to calm down and gently placing her in the cage for transport

mane Society. There is no organization on this island saving more

back to the shelter. While riding back to the shelter, the animal is

animal lives and conducting as many outreach animal services. HHS

housed in a separate, air-conditioned compartment.

visits all Oahu communities, holding 100 off-site adoption events per

Thirteen officers patrol the island, splitting up to cover both sides,

year, including several projects within our military community. Please

and divided into three shifts. Officer Kentris knows her route well and

consider forming a team for the upcoming PetWalk Oct. 2. For more

expertly maneuvers the large white truck through traffic. Field officers

information, visit or “like” the HHS Fan

do not have the authority to move through traffic expediently like other

page on Facebook.




PET FESTIVAL & FARMER’S MARKET ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT KAKAAKO MAKAI PARK Join the Kakaako Makai Marketplace for a day celebrating all

Learn more about Kakaako

things pets! Enjoy music, local crafters, farmers, food booths, and

Makai Community Cultural

merchants and this special pet-friendly event celebrating the furry


members of our ohana. Discover the latest pet accessories and serv-


ices from our pet vendors and learn about responsible pet ownership

from a variety of animal assistance groups. Pets are welcome and invited to participate in the pet costume and best pet trick contests. Event coordinators will also be collecting food donations for local

Limited vendor booth

ALOHA PET FESTIVAL Saturday, October 22 9AM-2PM Kakaako Makai Park FREE Admission & Pets Welcome!

space is available. $75 for

Farmer’s Market, Food Booths,

businesses actively selling

Contests, Music and Pet Vendors

animal assistance groups at the event. Please bring unopened pet

services and items at the

food, gently used towels and pet items to the event. A full list of do-

event. Free for non-profits

Schedule of Events

nations needed is available at

and businesses offering in-

9AM - Marketplace open to public

formation about their serv-

10AM - Animal Activities

The Kakaako Makai Community Cultural Marketplace is an "environmentally friendly" destination designed for and by the commu-

ices to the public. Vendors

11AM - Costume contest

nity to support Hawaii’s small family farms, local crafters, artisans,

must bring their own tables,

12PM - Best Trick contest

and chefs. Always pet-friendly, the marketplace is open weekly on

tent and chairs. For more in-

1PM - Dog food eating contest

Fridays from 4:30-8:00PM and on Saturday from 9:00AM-2:00PM.

formation and to register,


Free parking and complimentary admission. Featuring local farmers,

please contact Gal at (808)

chefs, fishermen, artisans, performers, community groups, and non-

372-2100, Jerilynn at (808) 352-4042 or mahi@kakaakomakaimar-

profit organizations. All market goods are made in Hawaii. Non-

GMO produce and all opala (trash) is recycled and composted. Plastic and styrofoam are kapu (not permitted). A program of the Living Life Source Foundation.




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OAHU SPCA GOES GREEN FOR GREATER GOOD { BY KRISTEN SATO } As one of the primary organizations on Oahu that fosters and shelters companion animals, the Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cru-

ficult to clean up. In addition, the cedar wood shavings were costly

elty to Animals (OSPCA) is an important nonprofit organization on

and the switch to newspapers in lieu of the wood shavings now saves

the island, to animals and people alike! In only their second year of

the shelter $700 a month!

operation, the Oahu SPCA seeks to be more environmentally con-

Another way the shelter incorporates reusing materials is through

scious, and is making big strides in the effort to reduce their carbon

participation in garage sales and the Ewa Beach Swap Meet. Volun-



shavings, which were less absorbent than newspapers and more dif-

teers at the OSPCA collect gently used items such as clothing, ac-

According to OSPCA President Stephanie Ryan, “it feels great to

cessories, vases and other home décor and then sell them at garage

be more eco-friendly while also helping the animals. We were

sales and the swap meet to raise funds for the shelter. If not salvaged

shocked to see how a few simple “green” initiatives could reduce

and re-sold, these usable items would needlessly end up at the junk

shelter expenses, as well as our carbon footprint.”

yard, contributing to already high levels of waste. Instead, through the

Among the eco-friendly initiatives at the OSPCA, is an emphasis

volunteers at the OSPCA, these recycled household items have an

to reuse and recycle materials. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has as-

extended life with new owners, proving the saying ‘one man’s trash

sisted by donating 1,500 old newspapers each month to the shelter.

is another man’s treasure’ to be absolutely true.

These newspapers are then shredded and reused as lining in the ken-

The organization has found that going green has helped to reduce

nels for dogs and puppies. In the past, the shelter used cedar wood

utility bills substantially, which is an added plus. The OSPCA evalu-


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ated their operations and processes, looking for ways to be more en-

constructed in an area that receives plenty of sunlight and also re-

vironmentally-minded and also cut operation costs. Finally, they de-

ceives a natural cross-ventilation breeze. This select location was cho-

cided to adjust how they do the laundry (and the shelter does a LOT

sen with the thought in mind that the natural breeze would replace

of laundry). In the past, multiple loads of dirty towels, sheets and blan-

any need for air conditioning – even further reducing the cost of elec-

kets were machine washed and dried every day. The daily loads of

tricity and the use of precious energy. Now completed, the Cat Room

laundry were taking a toll on the electricity bill and also using a lot of

has lived up to the expectations of staff and volunteers – no air con-

valuable energy as a resource. It was suggested by one of the volun-

ditioning has been used and the sunlight and open air windows have

teers in working with a staff member to hang the laundry on lines to

worked beautifully. Staff members and volunteers are excited about

dry rather than use the dryer machine. As a group effort, the volun-

the new addition. Lightning-Bingham stated that, “the new cat room

teers worked as a team with shelter manager Steve Mortl to hang cords

gets plenty of natural light, which cats love – it also creates a brighter,

on both the upper and lower floors of the facility to line dry the laun-

more uplifting working environment for staff and volunteers.” Little


needs to be said to describe how the cats are adjusting to their new enExecutive Director Abbey Lightning-Bingham mentioned that

through the collaborative attitude of the individuals who have become

closure. They are often seen happily cat-napping in the sun and taking in the fresh air that comes through the windows.

a core group of volunteers, “all of our efforts to ‘go green’ were ac-

As a nonprofit animal welfare organization, the OSPCA has real-

complished through teamwork – we shared a common goal to im-

ized that their “green” initiatives are beneficial in more ways than one.

prove the shelter and it has also helped reduce expenses too.” Through

Not only have these initiatives helped the planet, but they have also

their combined efforts, the staff and volunteer crew at the OSPCA has

helped reduce shelter expenses and encouraged team building among

been able to completely eliminate the use of the dryers, reducing elec-

staff – a truly positive outcome for all those involved. Perhaps most

tricity costs significantly AND reducing their use of energy as a re-

importantly, every dollar saved through the organization’s “green”

source. Perhaps the most new and exciting eco-friendly addition to the facility is the newly built Cat Room. The Cat Room was purposefully

makeover is designated to helping animals in their care – with the ultimate goal to find each of them a happy, forever home. Visit to learn more or call (808) 754-1519.



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HAWAII’S ARMED FORCES GIVE BACK TO PET COMMUNITY { BY THERESA DONNELLY } With every military branch represented in our Ohana community,

“In fact, my right-hand person Jae Bonarek started volunteering

commands provide many resources to help troops take better care

with us while still in the Navy. She has since gotten out [of the mili-

of their pets, while at the same time service members are involved

tary] and now devotes herself full-time to K9 Kokua. I am so im-

with several animal nonprofit organizations.

pressed with her work ethic and dedication,” added Lyman.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Hawaii topped all other states

Not only do service members volunteer their time, but Hawaii’s

with the highest percentage of people ages 16 to 64 in the armed

military installations provide multiple services for pets. The Army and

forces -- 4.95 percent. The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii website

Marines employ animal control officers who enforce pet policies in

lists Hawaii’s military population at about 40,000 active, reserve, and

base housing and help reunite lost animals. All bases have veteri-

National Guard troops, along with 18,000 civilians working for the

narian clinics providing preventative care and most military housing

military and more than 55,000 military family members. And, there

like Forest City Military Communities contain dog parks.

are at least 120,000 retired military and veterans residing in Hawaii.

“Ali, my three-year old female Boxer, loves going to the Ford Is-

With such a large military presence here, Oahu residents can see

land dog park. It is a great way for her to burn off excess energy, and

military playing an integral role in several animal organizations, such

it gives me a chance to meet other military pet owners,” said Jennifer

as Hawaiian Humane Society, Oahu SPCA, Joey’s Feline Friends, Poi

Butts, a Navy spouse who resides in base housing.

Dogs and Popoki and K9 Kokua, an agency helping homeless dogs living on the Waianae coastline. “My military volunteers are wonderful. They are responsible, dependent and so willing to do whatever I need them to do for the dogs. I think it’s their sense of ingrained duty that makes them so reliable,” said Kale Lyman, founder of K9 Kokua.



Besides pet-friendly events, troops can utilize the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Pet Kennel, winner of the 2005 Spirit of the Eagle Award for best Army MWR facility. And, many military retailers are partnering with animal nonprofit organizations. The Hawaiian Humane Society holds events at Scofield Barracks and the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange Garden Center Pet Stop, giving


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BIRTHDAY Mahalo to Tiare Kakazu for send us photos from Mika & Zumi’s birthday party! The party was held on June 12, 2011 at the Aqua Waikiki Wave hotel. It was a combined party for 1 year-old Shiba Inu, Irezumi, and 2 year-old half Pom half Japanese Spitz, Mika. Friends of the human and canine kind were invited to take pictures with their 4-legged friends and design their own page on a guest book, take home treats from an array of delectable goodies, decorate a water/food bowl for their dog, and also win prizes

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School has started again, but you may already be planning to get

a one-hour walk every morning, they will not be fulfilled by a 15-

away for the holidays. Are you concerned about how your dog will

minute walk instead. In fact, the reverse is better. When my dogs are

handle being away from you? Put the worry aside and get prepared

at the ranch, for example, the routine changes. Instead of a 45-minute

with these tips!

walk, we go for an hour and a half hike. When you change the en-

Picking the Right Sitter: Try to choose someone who you know

vironment, it’s good to also change – and increase – the daily chal-

can help balance and calm your dog if he is anxious or nervous when

lenges, the physical and mental stimulation. This keeps the dog’s

you are first away. Remember, it’s about energy and matching energy.

mind and body more relaxed and less focused on their primary pack

Leaving a hyperactive dog with an elderly relative is not a good idea.

leader being away.

Most important is that you make sure you leave your dog with

Keep in mind that if you leave the dog at a kennel for a long time,

someone who understands the needs of your dog. Ask yourself

they are going to spend most of their time in the kennel. There are ex-

whether you can trust that this person is adhering to your rules,

ceptions, of course, but this is something to generally be aware of. So

boundaries, and limitations, or whether they are creating a problem

when you pick up your dog, he is going to have a lot of pent up en-

by not maintaining your leadership.

ergy. Take him for the longest walk of his life when you pick him up!

Location: Ideally, you would have someone stay at your home

If your only option is to leave your dog with someone who can-

and maintain the dog’s normal routine. This means keeping their walk

not maintain your exercise routine or schedule, hire a dog walker to

and feeding and sleeping schedule the same.

help share the responsibilities. Ones who are comfortable walking

But if you leave them with someone in another location, it’s a good idea to get them familiar with this place on several occasions prior to leaving them there for an extended stay.

more than three dogs at a time are probably going to be the best handlers, even if you just have one dog. Details: Just as parents leave a checklist for a babysitter, you can

Before you change your dog’s routine (by having them stay some-

leave a checklist for your pet sitter. Include important information

where other than your own home), get them used to change. This

like the vet’s phone number and address, the closest 24-hour emer-

way, any concerns or separation anxiety is prevented.

gency hospital, any medications they will need while you are gone,

If you choose to board your dog, look at and thoroughly research

allergies, feeding schedule, how often to check their water bowl, any

the place beforehand. Talk to people who have boarded their dogs

behavioral problems, whether you allow them on the furniture or

there before. What’s the energy like there? How does it smell? How

whether they get people food, how often they get a treat, and any

do you feel? How do the caretakers there act and react with the dogs

other information that will help keep your dog as happy, fulfilled,

there? Do they practice “nose, eyes, ears” and “no touch, no talk, no

and balanced as possible while you are away.

eye contact,” when they meet new dogs? All of this will tell you how

If your sitter isn’t well educated or familiar with dogs, you might

well-informed they are to ensure your dog is happy there. Just be-

also give them some information on household items or foods that

cause you leave your dog at a boarding facility doesn’t mean you

may be toxic to them, which you can find here.

have to follow all of their rules. If you have specific restrictions or re-

Relax! If you take all of the above into consideration, you have

quests, you can ask. If they won’t accommodate your needs, they

taken the proper steps to ensure a pleasant experience for your dog

probably aren’t going to accommodate the dog’s either.

while you are gone, so enjoy your time away. Even if you aren’t with

Expectations: If you leave your dog with a family member or a friend, make sure they know the requirements. If your dog is used to

your canine companion, a calm-assertive attitude will help keep you stress-free!




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Choosing euthanasia for your cherished dog or cat is one of the hardest decisions one will ever make. It is also one of the kindest decisions one can make in the face of an ailing or suffering pet. It is a very personal decision, but you may always seek guidance from your family, friends, and veterinarian.

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When is the correct time to choose euthanasia? This is a difficult question to answer, and there is no right or wrong answer. Many clients feel as if they are betraying the trust of their pet by choosing euthanasia. Others regret not making the decision sooner, feeling they allowed their beloved pet to experience undue suffering. The following are typical reasons to need to consider euthanasia: • Severe injuries from which a pet may not recover or that will severely lessen the quality of life. • Unresolvable behavioral issues such as aggression. Most can be successfully treated by a trainer or behaviorist with or without the help of pharmaceuticals, and euthanasia should only be considered as a last resort. • Terminal illness such as kidney failure or cancer. • Severe pain that does not respond to medication. • A serious health condition that is not treatable within the family budget. When these issues first arise, it is very helpful to find out as much as possible about the disease or condition. Your veterinarian as well as the internet are good sources. Is treatment available for my pet's condition? What is the life expectancy with or without treatment? What are the potential side-effects of treatment? What will my pet's quality of life be with or without treatment? Can my family afford treatment? Am I able to treat my pet at home with the needed med-

pets can respond differently to treatment. For instance, some cats with kidney disease or dogs with heart disease can be maintained for months to years with medical treatment. Others have done such a good job of hiding their disease that once it is discovered, the damage is so severe that the pet does not respond to treatment at all. Some are so difficult to medicate, that the stress of trying is worse than a better quality yet shorter life. Often the final decision is an issue of quality of life. To determine this, it usually helps to think of your pet’s three favorite things. This could be receiving treats, greeting you at the door, or playing with a favorite toy. When he/she is not doing at least two of these, it is a sign that the quality of life is diminishing. If your pet is no longer willing to eat even treats, or is in severe pain, the quality of life is usually very poor. You know your pet the best, and in the end can usually tell when your beloved pet has given up or is not enjoying life any longer. Be proud that you have provided your pet with a good home and good care for its lifetime, whatever the length may be. When the end is near, a quietly and gently assisted passing can make a difficult time one of peace and compassion. Dr. Brenda Smith founded Cherished Pet Home Euthanasia Service in appreciation of the

ications? How painful is this condition? Will my schedule allow me

need for families to be able to spend their last moments with their pet in the comfort, pri-

to treat my pet? For instance, can I be home twice daily to give in-

vacy, and familiarity of their own home or their pet's favorite place. More information as

sulin, or do I travel for work? It is also important to remember that

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Hawaii Pet Magazine - Fall 2011  
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