Disaster Readiness



Take our Pet Disaster quiz and learn how you can prepare your pet when disaster strikes. After completing the quiz, you will be automatically entered to win more than $100 in prizes including a pet basket and a pet disaster kit.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency program in partnership with island humane societies has developed a list of designated shelters that will welcome pets. 

What You Need To Bring To The Shelter
Animals will not be admitted to a pet-friendly emergency shelter without a crate or carrier that’s large enough to accommodate the pet comfortably. Pets need an ID tag, collar and a leash, as well as a week supply of the following: food, medications and litter for cats. You can download our disaster preparedness brochure for more information.

Pet shelters are in separate rooms or buildings on public school campuses where emergency shelters for people are. The animals will be cared for by Humane Society volunteers. 

Sign up here to serve as an Emergency Shelter Volunteer and we will contact you in the event of a disaster and for opportunities to serve as our representative at disaster education events. Call 356-2222 for more information. 


Oahu Pet Friendly Shelters
In the event of a disaster, listen to radio and television broadcasts to find out if your nearest shelter will be open. Depending on the nature of the emergency, not all shelters may open.

North Shore (Kaena Pt.-Kahuku)
Waialua High and Intermediate

Leeward Coast (Makua-Waipahu and Vicinity)
Campbell High
Ilima Intermediate
Nanakuli High and Intermediate
Waipahu Elementary
Waipahu High

Central Oahu (Wahiawa-Mililani and Vicinity)
Leilehua High
Mililani High
Mililani Middle

Pearl City-Aiea and Salt Lake
Aiea High
Highlands Intermediate
Moanalua Middle
Moanalua High
Pearl City High
Radford High
Salt Lake-Punchbowl and Downtown
Roosevelt High
Stevenson Middle

Punchbowl-Waialae and Vicinity
Jarrett Middle
Kaimuki High
Kaimuki Middle
Washington Middle

Aina Haina-Hawaii Kai and Vicinity
Kaiser High Kalani High

Windward Coast (Kahuku-Waimanalo)
Castle High
Kailua High
Kalaheo High
King Intermediate
Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate


Becomie a Emergency Pet Shelter volunteer by attending our October 25 training. Click here for details.