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The Oahu SPCA is a no kill shelter, meaning that we do not euthanize because of lack of time or shelter space. The only time euthanasia is evenconsidered is for animals who are in pain with untreatable illness, terminally ill, or even after behavioral modification therapy and medical treatment are still considered to be too dangerous to be around humans and other animals.
We encourage people to take stray animals to the appropriate animal control agency for their area. The local animal control agency is the mandated authority funded by tax dollars that enforces animal control laws and impounds and houses strays and is also the first place pet owners will look fortheir animal. At the Oahu SPCA, our ability to accept stray animals changes daily. It depends on our available space and the number of animals currently in our shelter. If we have space available, the Oahu SPCA will accept an animal as a stray.
If space is unavailable, you have several options:
Please contact the animal control agency for your jurisdiction. For Honolulu County, that would be Hawaiian Humane Society at (808) 356-2200.
In accordance with Hawaii law, stray animals without a microchip will be held for 2 days and stray animals with a microchip will be held for 5 days to give owners an opportunity to reclaim. If they are not reclaimed by their owners, they will undergo a health and behavioral evaluation. The Oahu SPCA proudly places 100% of our healthy animals into loving homes. No animal is ever euthanized at the Oahu SPCA to make room for incoming animals or for time limits.
There is no set "time-limit" for animals in our care. The Oahu SPCA is a no-killshelter, meaning that we do not euthanize due to lack of time or shelter space.The only time euthanasia is ever considered is for animals who are in pain with untreatable illness, are terminally ill, or even after behavior modification therapy and medical treatment are still too dangerous to be around humans and other animals
Yes. We do accept owner surrendered pets on a case-by-case basis. We are a scheduled admission shelter, so admissions are by appointment only and we do require a fee. We do not euthanize animals for space or at the end of a certain time period and we proudly place 100% of our healthy animals into loving homes. Please fill out a surrender form to be put on the waitlist.