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HAWAII ISLAND HUMANE SOCIETY
July 24, 2009

I can't recommend HIHS highly enough. I was visiting Kona a couple weeks ago, staying at a friend's house. The less-than-friendly neighbor next door had several older dogs and at least 5 puppies running all over the neighborhood. The pups couldn't have been more than 10 weeks old and were already frightened of people- they hadn't been socialized at all. But they were adorable and with effort I managed to get them to come over and say hello. Once one had decided I was all right the rest just piled on. There was a momentary flurry of furry puppy happiness- they were licking my chin, eating my hair, rolling over for tummy rubs, and collapsing in my lap. Then I realized these poor pups were covered in fleas and sores and had no collars, and getting a good look at the other dogs, I noticed they were in advanced stages of mange. I called the Society and was told they do visits, so I gave them the address. Today, less than two weeks later, I got a call from the officer who had performed the conditions check. He told me the owner had surrendered all the pups on the spot and had been given a notice to comply to get his other dogs licenses and medical treatment. The pups are all up for adoption and being furry Golden retriever mixes I am sure they will all find loving homes. HI Humane Society just made my year! I just gave them a donation for their efforts and I hope, perhaps later at end of year time, others will do the same.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

they rescued five puppies that were living in bad conditions after I called to report.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they really rescue animals and make you feel like your help was important.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give its staff huge raises, eradicate ferals on the island of Hawaii, and make sure that every pet on the island was well treated and healthy.

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my experience couldn't have been better.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & Utilized their services to rescue puppies from a bad home.