Photo credit: Hawaiian Humane

When Lunchbox first came to the Hawaiian Humane Society in mid-August, it was hard to imagine what he had been through at just four years old.

Lunchbox was found in West Oahu with severe skin problems. With a head full of scabs and open wounds and patchy, thin fur all over his body, the veterinary staff moved quick to begin immediate treatment and TLC for the 90-pound dog. Over the course of the next month, Lunchbox had frequent medicated baths and treatments which helped his skin make remarkable improvement. As he continued to improve, the friendly boy bonded with staff and volunteers and received lots of enrichment and learned basic obedience training - he now knows how to "sit" as well as walk nicely on leash!

Now available for adoption, Lunchbox is almost an entirely new dog who shows off his curious yet bubbly personality at every chance he gets and can't wait to learn more about the world around him.

Every day, animals come through our doors with so many different stories, but it's always our job to do right by them--whether that's locating their current families or helping them get back on their feet and find a new home.

Next month's PetBlock Paina is the Hawaiian Humane Society's largest annual community fundraiser that raises critical funds for Oahu's animals. With the support and generosity of community members, all funds raised go back to the Society's more than 30 programs and services, including our in-house veterinary team that helped Lunchbox and continues to help other people and pets islandwide.

Consider a donation toward PetBlock Paina today and join us on Sunday, October 13, from 5 to 8 pm, at Victoria Ward Park, when we celebrate all of the efforts of our staff, volunteers and the community who have worked on fundraising for the animals. Learn more and start your own individual fundraising page today at

Photo credit: Hawaiian Humane

Interested in adding Lunchbox to your ohana? Visit the Hawaiian Humane Society's Adoptions Center, located at our Moiliili campus (2700 Waialae Avenue), to get to know him today!

View more information about our adoptions process at



Get involved with PetBlock Paina as an individual fundraiser and create a team with your friends, family or co-workers and become a team captain! Personalize your page with a photo of yourself and a story about why you support PetBlock Paina and Hawaiian Humane's mission.

Email for questions and more information.


Did you know...

Our foster care program helps animals who come from all sorts of situations or backgrounds and works to give them the time the need before they can be made available for adoption.

Generous community members open their hearts and homes to those in need for small to extended periods of time. Animals may go to a foster home because they need further medical treatment from the Society's veterinary staff, time to recuperate from surgeries, they may still be too small for spay/neuter surgery or simply need extra TLC. All supplies and medication are provided by the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Currently, we have about 100 cats in foster care and many more still in need. If you know anyone who is able and interested, please encourage them to consider being a Hawaiian Humane foster care volunteer. Our next orientation will be held this Saturday, September 21, at 8 am. Each class covers program guidelines and requirements, and then those who remain interested in volunteering at the end of the class can then officially sign up to be a foster care volunteer.

For questions, contact our team at or reserve your spot for our September 21 orientation to learn more during our informational session.


Foster Care Orientation
September 21

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, September 21, at 8 am, in the Hawaiian Humane Society's classroom at our Moiliili campus. Reserve your spot today at

Teens4Animals Council Car Wash
September 22

Where: Aloha Stadium
What: Do you have a dirty car? Bring it to Aloha Stadium for a squeaky-clean wash! The Hawaiian Humane Society's Teens4Animals Council is hosting a car wash on Sunday, September 22, from 8 am to 2 pm, at Aloha Stadium, as a PetBlock Paina fundraiser to help Oahu's people and animals. Join us for this bubbly event and get your car sparkly clean!

Sunday, September 22, 2019
8 am to 2 pm
Aloha Stadium Bus Lot

(to the left of the main gate)

Tickets are $12 per car and available online or at the event on the day-of.

For more information, email or call 356-2223.

Paws on the Path

September 28

Where: Aiea Loop Trail
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, September 28, at 8 am as we hike the Aiea Loop Trail. Visit our Paws on the Path page for more hike details. 

For more information, call 356-2222.

Pet Loss Support Group
October 1

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, October 1, at 6:30 pm, at the Society.

To learn more or attend, call 356-2222.


"Adopt-A-Dog" T-shirts
Online, Crazy Shirts stores

Our friends at Crazy Shirts have brought back their Adopt-A-Dog T-shirts with cool colors and designs that are paw-fect for everyone! To help spread aloha for our canine companions, the Hawaiian Humane Society is teaming up with Crazy Shirts for a limited edition line of T-shirts available in a variety of styles and prints for men, women and children. A portion of proceeds from the sale of these shirts will go back to our work helping Oahu's animals. Pick up yours today at select Crazy Shirts locations or online at

For questions or to place an order via telephone, call their toll-free number at 1-800-771-2720.


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