Summer has officially begun and that means it's time to enjoy the outdoors with your four-legged companions; however, it also means that the summer heat is in full swing. Make sure that your pets stay safe during the warm weather. Signs of heat exhaustion and pet overheating can include excessive panting, dark or bright red tongue and gums, a lot of saliva (especially if it's out of the ordinary for your pet) and even confusion. If your pet or any other animal in distress shows any of these signs, get him to a shady spot quickly and place cool water on his chest, belly and feet until you can get him to a veterinarian or call 911.

If you plan on doing activities with your pet during the day, it's best to do these outside of peak heat hours of the day, which are between 11 am and 3 pm. Remember to pack fresh water for your pet as much as possible and keep them just as hydrated as yourself.

July marks the return of popular events, including our annual Makapuu Sunset Benefit Hike, as well as Microchip Madness, an islandwide program in which Hawaiian Humane partners with participating veterinary clinics to provide $10 microchipping. It's a great time to help pets stay active and safe.

Something Purr-worthy

Waived adoption fees for all cats of all ages

To help all of our feline friends find the homes they deserve, the Hawaiian Humane Society is currently waiving adoption fees for all cats of all ages at the Society's Moiliili campus, partnering Petco stores islandwide and Kapahulu Avenue-based Hawaii Cat Cafe. Visit any of these locations to get to know any of our cats available for adoption and see if they would be the purr-fect match for you and your lifestyle.

Call 356-2218 or check the Society's website to confirm if the special is still ongoing.

Limited Edition Umbrellas from Crazy Shirts

Make an ongoing commitment today to help animals on Oahu have a better life. During the month of July, donors who commit to give $19 or more each month will receive an exclusive Hawaiian leaf print umbrella, sponsored by our generous friends at Crazy Shirts while supplies last.

For questions or more information about this campaign, reach out to


Microchip Madness
July 1 - 31

Where: Hawaiian Humane Society, participating veterinary clinics islandwide
What: This July, the Hawaiian Humane Society's annual Microchip Madness program returns to help promote the importance of pet identification. The Society and select veterinary clinics islandwide are teaming up to provide microchipping services for just $10, with clinics also waiving their office visit fees.

View a full list of this year's Microchip Madness participating locations at and schedule an appointment for your pet today.

Foster Care Orientation
July 20

Where: Hawaiian Humane Society
What: The Hawaiian Humane Society's foster care program helps to save hundreds of lives each year. Consider becoming a foster care volunteer to help animals who are too small for sterilization, require medical care, are in need of socialization or more. Foster care orientations are held in the Society's classroom.

Hawaiian Humane's next foster care orientation will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 8 am, in the Hawaiian Humane Society's classroom at our Moiliili campus. Reserve your spot today at

Makapuu Sunset Benefit Hike

July 27

Where: Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
What: The Hawaiian Humane Society's hiking club, Paws on the Path, will be meeting on Saturday, July 27, for the Society's annual Makapuu Sunset Benefit Hike. Held at the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, participants will enjoy island and ocean views that span from Hawaii Kai to Waimanalo as they hike with their four-legged companions.

Registration will start at 5 pm, followed by the start of the walk at 5:30 pm. Be sure to visit our Paws on the Path page to register and view more hike details.

For more information, call 356-2222.

Pet Loss Support
August 6

Where: Hawaiian Humane Society
What: Find comfort and compassion with others at the Hawaiian Humane Society's monthly Pet Loss Support Group. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 pm, at the Society.

To learn more or attend, call 356-2222.


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