Whether it's by sheltering, protecting, rescuing, reuniting or rehoming animals, the Hawaiian Humane Society is dedicated to helping Hawaii's people and animals in need across Oahu.
April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month and while Hawaiian Humane is committed to preventing cruelty animals year-round it provides the opportunity to spread more awareness about how the community can take action if they suspect cruelty in their neighborhood or are part of unfortunate circumstances themselves. The Hawaiian Humane Society's officers specialize in animal law enforcement and criminal justice, and are the only authority outside of the Honolulu Police Departent (HPD) deputized to rescue animals and investigate cruelty on behalf of the City & County of Honolulu.
• Report cruelty and abuse by filing a Citizen Complaint Form. All forms and tips submitted are investigated by the Society's field services team.
• Call 356-2250 for questions about stray dog pick-up and 24-hour animal emergencies and rescues.
Hawaiian Humane also enforces animal-related laws related to barking dog complaints, crowing nuisances, dangerous dogs and dog bites and animal abandonment.
Learn more about the entire scope of the Hawaiian Humane Society's investigation and rescue work at HawaiianHumane.org.
What to Do if You Find Kittens
Resist the urge to intervene unless kittens are in imminent danger.
If conditions appear safe, leave them alone. Cats leave their babies to search for food, relieve themselves or to take a break. Mothers may be gone for up to eight hours, but are usually not far.
Where: Islandwide Application Deadline: May 10 What: Oahu high school students can apply now to take part in the Hawaiian Humane Society's 2019-2020 Teens4Animals Council! Council members will be instrumental in perpetuating the Society's mission to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals.
Where: Waianae High School What: Join the Hawaiian Humane Society for free services, including on-site microchipping, spay and neuter certificates, customized pet ID tags, pet food from the Society's Pet Food Bank, games, prizes and much more at Waianae High School, on Saturday, April 20, from 9 am to noon.
Where:Waahila Ridge What: The Hawaiian Humane Society's hiking club, Paws on the Path, meets the last Saturday of every month to explore Hawaii with pets and friends. Join us on Saturday, April 27, at 8 am, as we hike the Waahila Ridge Trail. Visit our Paws on the Path page for more hike details.
On March 25, 2019, Hawaii Business Magazine released its newest issue that included a feature on Humane Investigator Tom Chmielowicz and his work as part of the Hawaiian Humane Society's field services team.
My Job: Protecting Animals
By Jackie M. Young
Name: Tom Chmielowicz Age: 36 Job: Humane investigator, Hawaiian Humane Society
The New Jersey native received a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics from Rutgers University in 2006. He moved to Honolulu in 2014 to be closer to his fiancee’s family.
“I had wanted to work with animals for a long time prior to joining the Hawaiian Humane Society, specifically in an area where I could do something about animal abuse and cruelty,” Chmielowicz explains. “Previously, I had worked as a carpenter, in foreign currency trading and as an English-language teacher in Singapore. I use all of these experiences in my current job.