Kaua‘i Humane Society opens community care center
PUHI — The Kaua‘i Humane Society hosted a soft open Tuesday for its Community Care Center, which will provide low-cost veterinary services for island cats and dogs.
“We have long been looking for an opportunity to assist our community medically and we’re finally able to provide this opportunity through PetSmart Charities to help those needing low-cost services,” said KHS Executive Director Nicole Schafer Crane. “We’re always looking for opportunities to remove any hurdles to pet ownership, and we pride ourselves on being a community resource. This is another step we are excited to take to further our mission.”
The Community Care Center will assist with diagnosis of common ailments, blood work, nail trimming, microchipping, flea and tick prevention, among other services.
A weekly low-cost vaccine clinic, and weekly spay and neuter services will continue in conjunction with the Center.
All the prices can be found on the Humane Society website: https://kauaihumane.org/service/veterinary-services/.
The KHS advised that the Care Center should be used to supplement pet’s established veterinary care and encouraged all pet-owners to establish a relationship with one of Kaua‘i’s private vet clinics.
KHS hopes that these services will help families stay together. A common reason animals enter the Kaua‘i Humane Society is because they are surrendered due to landlord or housing issues. One of the services the Care Center will provide is a landlord health exam to demonstrate that the pet is in good health and being well taken care of by a tenant.
“This is a measure to assist with decreasing the need of surrendering animals, ensuring your pets have long, healthy lives while in the home, and assisting with resource opportunities to promote responsible pet ownership,” Crane said.
The Community Care Center is sponsored by PetSmart Charities.
The Kaua‘i Humane Society will launch a grand opening of the Center Tuesday, Sept. 6.