Humane Society holding annual Tropical Paws


Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 17th annual Tropical Paws benefit event is scheduled for Friday, April 5. The gala affair is held annually at the elegant Four Seasons Hualalai Resort and will begin at 6 p.m.

A silent and live auction, Four Seasons-style buffet dinner, live entertainment and dancing are all part of the festive evening. Tickets, $100 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of ten, will be available beginning in mid-February at HIHS’s Keaau, Waimea and Kona shelters, select island retail locations and online at www.HIHS.org.

“Tropical Paws has always been our biggest and most festive event of the year,” said HIHS Executive Director Donna Whitaker. “The support of businesses by way of their sponsorships and auction item donations, together with the support of those who purchase event tickets, helps us keep important animal-assistance programs operating throughout the year.”

Programs supported by Tropical Paws include The Second Chance Fund which provides medical care and treatment for abused animals while they recuperate and become ready for adoption. The Spay/Neuter Community Assistance Program is also supported by Tropical Paws funds. The program’s goal is to end pet overpopulation on the Big Island. The Petco Foundation has become a Tropical Paws sponsor at the “Platinum Collar” level but many more sponsors and donations are needed to ensure the event’s success.

Visit HIHS.org or call 329-1175 for more information or to learn about donation and sponsorship opportunities.

The mission of the Hawaii Island Humane Society is to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals. HIHS holds a contract with the County of Hawaii to enforce certain animal-related laws and it offers 24-hour service for injured animals and other animal emergencies, humane education classes, low-cost spay and neuter services, lost and found assistance, microchipping and more. Learn more at HIHS.org or call 329-1175.

 

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