PLEASE NOTE: We are making both scheduling and program adjustments in light of guidance from public health officials regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Click HERE for more details, up-to-date adjustments to hours, programming and event cancellations/postponements. Mahalo for your understanding.
Effective Saturday, March 28, we are moving to a telephone appointment process with drive-through pick-up to further protect the safety of the community and our staff.
Those interested in becoming an emergency foster care volunteer, please email email@example.com to schedule an appointment to discuss further details.
Foster care pick-ups and medical check-ups continue by appointment only. Existing foster care volunteers may also email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment for a pick-up or foster animal wellness check.
Hawaiian Humane Society’s foster care program helps hundreds of animals in need of temporary tender, loving care. About 75-150 animals are in foster care at any given time so more providers are always needed. To become a volunteer, sign up for a foster care orientation and learn more about the program and care requirements. Call 356-2222 for assistance.
Types of Foster Care
Foster Care for Shelter Animals
This past year, more than 1,200 animals were placed in foster homes. Shelter animals in need of care may be too young, underweight, ill, injured, recovering from surgery or require more socialization before adoption. All basic supplies and medical care are provided.
Emergency Fostering of People’s Pets
Temporary, short-term fostering services may be available to those temporarily hospitalized and victims of domestic violence. Complete the Emergency Foster Care application and you will receive a phone call within 48 hours if you are eligible. Services are offered upon availability of community volunteers.
Service Learning Projects for Students
Hawaiian Humane Society’s foster care program can also help students fulfill service learning hours with their families in their own home. Parents must attend the training class and students may earn up to 3 hours per day. Fill out a Service Learning Project Request Form to get started.