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Tickets going on sale for 14th annual Tropical Paws benefit (May 14)


Scheduled for Friday, May 14, the Hawaii Island Humane Society’s gala affair returns to 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 10, will be available soon at HIHS’s Keaau, Waimea and Kona shelters, select island retail locations, and online at

“Volunteers began work on Tropical Paws 2010 within days of last year’s affair,” said HIHS Executive Director Donna Whitaker. “We try each and every time to surpass guests’ expectations for an enjoyable evening and our own expectations for fundraising, even in these economically challenging times. And we’ve always succeeded because our island community has a such a giving heart when it comes to the animals.”

Silent auction donations and event sponsorships are being sought. Contact HIHS at 329-8002 if you or your business is able to help.

Since its inception Tropical Paws has raised more than $450,000 to support vital programs offered by the Hawaii Island Humane Society including the Second Chance Fund and the Spay/Neuter Community Assistance Program.

The Second Chance Fund provides medical care and treatment for abused animals while they recuperate and become ready for adoption. The ongoing Spay/Neuter Community Assistance Program is committed to ending pet overpopulation on the Big Island and is in conjunction with concerted efforts centered around national Spay Day USA on Feb. 23.

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