Funds for Four-Legged Friends

Humane Society sets goal of $20,000

Press Release

While many people think the Humane Society is just for animals, the organization does a lot of make the Molokai’s people happier, too. In the first three months of 2009 alone, the Molokai Humane Society clinic has sterilized 343 dogs and cats plus two rabbits and a goat – that means a lot fewer unwanted animals on the island. Visiting veterinarians have attended to 426 pets, offering quality care and saving lives. The clinic receives 5-10 calls per day.

With very limited resources the Molokai Humane Society, provides the only veterinary clinic on the island. The organization receives $40,000 from the County and needs and additional $20,000 to keep afloat.

The clinic is housed in a converted sea container powered by solar and the wind. There is now phone and Internet service but currently there is no running water at the site. The clinic has one paid staff person.

The Molokai Humane Society’s goal is to be financial sustainable, so it can support a permanent facility that provides shelter and healthcare for animals. But for now they are dependant on funding from the County and donation to keep its low cost spay/neuter program going.

The Molokai Humane Society is asking for your support. If you rely on the clinic and its low cost spay and neuter program, here is how you can help:

*Five dollars – The Humane society is asking that people donate $5 or more per visit to the clinic to go toward the operational costs, including rent, phone, porta potty, internet, and clinic supplies. All of your donations are tax deductable.

*Join – Be a part of the organization. Become a member of the Molokai Humane Society. Pick up an application at the clinic. Or via email at molokaihumanesociety@gmail.com

*Donate – Send a check to: Molokai Humane Society POB 1258 Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Donate online: http://www.razoo.com. The clinic also needs a digital camera, and is looking for someone to donate a used one.

*Buy our merchandise: http://www.cafepress.com/MolokaiAnimals

*Pledge miles – Lisa Davis will bike across America to help raise money for the
Molokai Humane Society.  She will start in Virginia and ride all the way to Oregon! Contact Lisa thru her blog at http://lisatedtransamericabikeride2009.blogspot.com

*Recycle “Cans for Critters” – Drop off your cans and bottles at the clinic.

*Volunteer – Become a clinic volunteer, call Tessa at 558-0000. Pick up an application at the clinic. Or via email at molokaihumanesociety@gmail.com. Are you tech savvy? MHS is looking for volunteers to help start a Molokai Humane Society Blog, manage the newly created petfinder account and contribute to the MHS newsletter. Email Koki at molokaihumanesociety@gmail.com

*Serve on the Board Pick up an application at the clinic. Or via email at molokaihumanesociety@gmail.com

For information visit the website: http://www.molokaihumanesociety.org/ or drop in at the clinic Monday-Friday 8-1, 3104 Maunaloa Hwy, Hoolehua, Molokai,1 mile east of the airport. Clinic phone: 558-0000. 

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