Pet Kokua Program

The Hawaiian Humane Society’s Pet Kōkua program is a vital service in the prevention of owner surrender, animal cruelty, neglect and pet overpopulation. The mission of the Pet Kōkua program is to keep pets and their people together and improve the quality of life for all animals by providing assistance to those who are in need.

The Pet Kōkua program consists of outreach and education. The education team strives to teach the community about compassion to all animals and responsible pet ownership. The outreach is working to become an intervention resource for animals that are at risk of surrender and to improve the quality of life for animals on O’ahu. Email for more information on any of these services.

If you are a social services agency and would like more information about the Pet Kōkua program or would like to host a Pet Kōkua event, please call 808-356-2225 or email

Pet Food Bank

Our Pet Food Bank provides temporary assistance to those needing food for their animals and runs via generous donations from the community. Pet food is distributed when donations are available and are not intended as the sole means of care.

The Pet Food Bank is open on Tuesday and Friday from 10 am to 1 pm at the Ginny Tiu Community Spay Neuter Center at Hawaiian Humane’s Mō’ili’ili Campus.

Pet Food can also be picked up at the Pet Kokua Outreach Center – ʻEwa Beach location on Sunday and Monday from 9 am to 12 pm.

Specific brands and types of food cannot be guaranteed.


Pet Microchipping

On July 1, 2020, microchip identification became mandatory for cats and dogs over the age of four months. Hawaiian Humane is offering low or waived-fee microchipping for pet owners on government assistance or are experiencing homelessness. Microchips will be available during special events or by appointment.



The Pet Kōkua Program offers resources for reduced or waived-fee sterilization services for those on government assistance or are experiencing homelessness through our Ginny Tiu Community Spay/Neuter Center.


Educational Opportunities

The Pet Kōkua Education team offers presentations to adults and students about responsible pet ownership, the importance of spay/neuter, animal welfare, Petiquette and more.