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Humane Society to Hold ‘Adopt, Not Shop’ Events

June 15, 2016, 4:46 PM HST
* Updated June 6, 11:56 AM
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pawsThe Hawaii Island Humane Society will host two pet adoption events the day before Father’s Day, Saturday, June 18, offering special rates to encourage the public to adopt, not shop.

The event will kick off at 8 a.m. at the Summer Subaru Hawaii Pet Adoption Day at Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Kea‘au Shelter.

The $40 special rate for dog adoptions and $10 special rate for cat adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip and a health check.

A Subaru vehicle will be parked at the Kea‘au Shelter, and everyone is encouraged to help “Fill the Forester” with donations—animal treats, pet beds, towels, pet toys and pet food for shelter use.

All adopters will also receive a pet goodie bag that includes Subaru items.

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“We want Big Island residents to know that every adoption is meaningful, and through the generosity of private donors we are able to offer these special values,” said Donna Whitaker, Hawaii Island Humane Society executive director. “Subaru Hawaii has made the Kea‘au event even more special by underwriting adoption fees for all Subaru owners.”

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The event continues on Saturday in Captain Cook at the 3rd Annual Mobile Adoption Event at ChoiceMart in the Kealakekua Ranch Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The same special Hawaii Island Humane Society values apply—$40 for dog adoptions and $10 for cat adoptions. In addition, attendees will enjoy a pet kissing booth and humane education for keiki.

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