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Kohala Animal Relocation And Education Service

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: A widespread interest to create an organization adhering to a "no-kill" philosophy gave birth to the kohala animal relocation and education service (kares) which serves the entire big island of hawaii. The mission of kares is to rescue and relocate abused, abandoned and stray domestic animals, to provide temporary housing for them through our foster care network and to facilitate adoptions into caring permanent homes. Kares focuses on community education to promote responsible pet ownership and to prevent animal cruelty. Kares raises awareness about the causes of animal overpopulation and advocates alternative humane solutions for population control including spay and neuter. Kares makes possible affordable or free spay/neuter procedures and conducts spay/neuter clinics in various community locations. Kares efforts serve as a model for achievable animal welfare programs for all communities around the island.

Programs: The mission of kares is to rescue and relocate abused, abandoned and stray domestic animals, to provide temporary housing for them through our foster care network and to facilitate adoptions into caring permanent homes. Kares focuses on community education to promote responsible pet ownership and to prevent animal cruelty. Kares raises awareness about the causes of animal overpopulation and advocates alternative humane solutions for population control including spay and neuter. Kares makes possible affordable or free spay/neuter procedures and conducts spay/neuter clinics in various community locations. Kares efforts serve as a model for achievable animal welfare programs for all communities around the island.

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Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service or KARES is dedicated to the rescue of abandoned, abused and stray animals (dogs and cats), their rehabilitation and finding foster or adoption homes for them. KARES is not an animal sanctuary. We advocate spay and neuter as the humane way to control the ever expanding population of dogs and cats on Hawaii Island.

In 2012 KARES found forever homes for 270 dogs. We were responsible for the spay/neuter of 670 dogs primarily at no cost to pet owners who are experiencing economic hardship. KARES is an all volunteer organization and has NO paid staff. We are funded by donations and grants from corporate. community and private foundations.

Our web site: kohalaanimal.org maintains photos of animals available for adoption.

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