Hawaiian Humane Society gets help from the communityUPDATED 11:48 PM HST Aug 25, 2013Video Transcript
With an increasing budget, the Hawaiian Humane Society has had to prioritize its services. So, other animal care facilities are coming to the rescue. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa has the story. It was only 6 dollars to get your dog wsahe doff atht his fundraiser. Proceeds from this stop along with those from the BBQ and silent auction will all go to the Hawaiian Humane Society. The non-profit says it's much needed help as the organization faces service cuts dr. Matt Leara - Animal clinic of Honolulu: BEFORE WE EVEN STARTED THIS MORNING A GENTLEMAN CME UP AND HE FOUND A STRAY DOG RUNNING AROUND THE DOG HAD A MICRO CHIP SO HOPEFULLY WE ARE ABLE TO FIND AN OWNER. BUT DEFINITELY THOSE PROGRAMS THAT THE HUMANE SOCIETY RUNS ARE VERY IMPORTANT But, that service of picking up stray animals has been cut, and respoinding to barking dogs has been cut also. The non profit hwas given it's annual 2.3 million dollar contract with the city. It asked for 800,000 dollars more needed to fund all of its services. But the city said it couldn't do that. The Humane Society was so short on funds, proceeds from charity events like this used to help fund city services. WE HAVE NOW BEEN RELIEVED OF SOME OF THOSE DUTIES SO THAT CHARITY MONEY FROM EVENTS LIKE this CAN BE USED TO HELP ALL OF the ANMALS IT'S INTEDED TO HELP Nana Ohkawa KITV4 News. Fundraiser organizers expected to raise at least 35-hundred dollars from today's event.