Hawaiian Humane Society welcomes all animals and about 65 arrive daily. There are no fees to bring in stray animals. Owners who surrender their pets voluntarily are charged $25 per animal which helps underwrite our costs incurred in their care. Here are some of Oahu’s other community resources and a directory of animal services organizations.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
Lost and found
Free-roaming cat sterilizations and humane cat trap rental
Pet licensing and microchipping
Pet euthanasia and cremation services
Voluntary pet surrender
How to surrender your pet
Schedule an appointment – Having detailed information about your pet(s) behavior, health history and other details allows our staff to better assist your animal(s). Making an appointment in advance to meet with a member of our Admissions staff saves you time and provides us with the opportunity to learn more about the animal(s).
Fill out the online form to schedule an appointment to surrender your pet(s). Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance. Appointment time slots are scheduled 30 minutes apart and offered daily from 9:00 – 11:00 am and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Schedule an appointment today.
Walk in to our Admissions Center – If you are unable to schedule an advance appointment, our Admissions Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
The Admissions Center’s busiest times tend to be weekdays, around mid-day, and Saturdays and Sundays.
What to bring to the shelter when surrendering your pet
- Pet records – Bring a copy of your pet’s vaccination and veterinary records.
- Behavior information – Be prepared to discuss your pet’s daily habits and behaviors. Questionnaires for dogs, cats and small animals should be filled out to provide greater detail about your pet’s background/history.
- Safe transportation – Be sure that dogs are on leashes and cats or other small animals are in carriers.
Where to go
Come to our Admissions Center, located at the ewa end of our campus entrance off of Kehena Place. Please refer to the campus map above for our parking and building entrance.
What to expect
- Cost to bring in your pet
- The cost to surrender each pet is $25.
- The fees to surrender a deceased pet range from $60 – $90.
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These federally protected birds should be left alone, undisturbed, or be immediately taken to Honolulu Zoo or Sea Life Park to undergo rehabilitation and release. If moving, gently pick up the bird from behind with a towel, carefully wrapping the material completely around the bird’s back and wings. Place the bird in a ventilated container and do not feed, water or handle.
As an amnesty site, animals that are illegal in Hawaii can be brought to us with no questions asked.