In July of 2014 my son surrendered two of his three dogs to HSCO. He had driven from Southern Calif. through Northern Calif and up into Oregon. I live in Hawaii but was babysitting my grandkids. It was the hardest thing he had ever done and if it wasn't for the four month quarantine I would of taken them back to Hawaii with me. My son couldn't find a place to live, I will not bother you with the details of that. Bottom line the shelter lead us to believe that they would be able to find good homes for Kenai (10 month) large mix and Luna (2years) pitbull mix. We had Lunas mom so we had Luna since she was born. She was a beautiful happy somewhat hyper dog, needed to get a lot of exercise. It was almost too much to bear but HSCO never said anything about killing them. They were dead in a week. I donated $200 to the shelter not as a bribe just because they were willing to take them and find them a home. They out and out lied to us. When I called to see how they were doing after ten minutes on hold they came on the line and said they were not adoptable and I said what does that mean and I had to say it. They had already been euthanized killed unnecessarily. They were only there for a week. We would not of left them there, never never. I emailed the director several times and no response. My heart breaks every day when I see Luna in my head. I told my son they had been adopted. But just a few days before Christmas I get a card from the director asking for a repeat performance financially because I was such a good friend of their organization. She has no idea that they were the ones who killed Kenai and Luna. She just saw dollar signs. Talk about opening an already opened wound. I think they should be clear about what happens when they take a dog in, they will probably kill them especially a bigger one they had no intention of finding them a home it is all about the money they can get from you.
Now there is candid and very personal and I cannot tell you how much pain their actions has caused me and my son. Even though I had to lie to him he had just come out of a very negative situation and he wouldn't of been able to handle the fact well I am not going to repeat myself. I do hope that something can be done about their Mission as they call it. They lie lie lie Have a Merry Christmas
Jacqueline Boone Hilo, Hawaii
Review from Guidestar