Mission: To ensure compassionate, informed care of all animals on kauai, to promote the human-animal bond, to operate a shelter providing temporary care of animals and to educate the community on proper care & treatment of animals.
Programs: Khs operates an open-admission animal shelter with full services 7 days a week and 24 hour a day emergency support for animal services for the county of kauai. In 2013/14 our humane officers responded to 2,769 calls for help. 806 homeless animals were adopted complete with health and behavior care, sterilization surgery, microchips and training info. 680 lost pets were reunited with their families. Khs provided 238 free spay/neuter services, including offering the community access to these services through our mobile s/n van.
khs offered many programs and services to promote responsible pet care and human-animal bond & to prevent animal cruelty. Our humane education department provided critter camps, classroom presentations, scout and club workshops and various service learning projects to over 3,500 kauai youth. The year round dog school offered puppy socialization and basic training classes for over 330 families. Khs is home to kauai's only off-leash dog park. Khs volunteers gave over 7,456 hours of service to all programs.
in 2013/14, 373 downed seabirds, including 23 different species, were recovered by the save our shearwaters program (sos). Of these, 186 were newell's shearwaters which is a threatened species under both federal and state laws. Another 187 were wedge-tailed shearwaters. Cooperating members include: all the khs programs, the us fish and wildlife service, the department of land and natural resources division of forestry and wildlife, kauai endangered seabird recovery program, and hawaii wildlife center.