As Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, makes its way toward Hawaii, the AKC is committed to providing dog owners with the resources they need to keep their pets and their families safe. Scroll down for information on disaster preparedness and details on what the AKC is currently doing to help animals impacted by these events.
Note: We will continue to update this page as more details become available. Please check back for updated information on pet-friendly shelters, as well as ways in which you can help.
Pet-Friendly Shelters in Hawaii
According to The Weather Channel, there is currently a hurricane watch in effect for Oahu and Kauai. A hurricane warning has been issued for the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui County. Listed below are links to Hawaii-based resources:
Kauai Humane Society
3-825 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766
- Provides a pets-only evacuation shelter for dogs, cats, and small animals. There are requirements for each pet and space is available on a first come, first serve basis — no reservations. The following locations also offer human and pet emergency sheltering in the event of a disaster: Waimea High School, Waimea Canyon School, Ele`ele School, Kalaheo School, Kauai High School, Kapaa High School, and Kapaa Middle School.
- Their website states that pet owners evacuating to an emergency shelter need an ID tag for their dog, as well as a collar, leash, and a two-week supply of food and medications. They also suggest listening to radio and television broadcasts to find out if your nearest shelter will be open. The following shelters will open Thursday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. Hawaii time:
- Honolulu: Dole Middle School, Farrington High School, McKinley High School, Kaimuki Middle School, Kaiser High School, Kalani High School, Radford High School, and Stevenson Middle School.
- West Oahu: Aiea High School, James Campbell High School, Kapolei High School, Leihoku Elementary, Leilehua High School, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School, Pearl City High School, and Waipahu High School.
- East Oahu: Castle High School and Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School.
- North Shore: Waialua High School & Intermediate and Brigham Young University – Hawaii.
The AKC Reunite Canine Support & Relief Fund was established as a charitable fund with the goals of providing resources, support, funds, and other assistance to not-for-profit animal shelters and similar not-for-profit organizations providing care for domestic animals orphaned or displaced as a result of natural or civil disasters. If you are able, consider making a donation to this worthy cause.