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Save the date: HIHS Tropical Paws (May 6)


Save the date for Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 15th annual Tropical Paws benefit event scheduled for Friday, May 6. The gala affair is held annually at the elegant Four Seasons Hualalai Resort and begins at 6 p.m.

One of the island’s most abundant silent and live auctions is enthusiastically supported by an array of on and off-island businesses, hotels, resorts, artists, and crafts people. Also included during the evening is a Four Seasons-style buffet dinner, live entertainment and dancing.

Ticket prices remained unchanged from the past several years and are $100 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10.

They may currently be purchased online at and will be available soon at HIHS’s Waimea and Kona shelters and select island retail locations.

Since its inception Tropical Paws has raised more than $500,000 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.

Silent auction donations and event sponsorships are being sought. Contact Donna at (808) 329-8002 if you or your business is able to help.

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.

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