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Tropical Paws to benefit HIHS (April 5)


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 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, are available at HIHS’s Keaau, Waimea and Kona shelters, select island retail locations, and online at

“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.

For further information or for tickets, call 808-329-1175 or visit:

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