Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 18th Annual Tropical Paws Benefit

Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 18th annual Tropical Paws benefit event will take place Friday, March 28, 2014. The gala affair is held annually at Four Seasons Hualalai Resort and will begin at 6:00 p.m.

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Tropical Paws has an established reputation for abundant silent and live auctions, cocktail reception with furry friends meet and greet, Four Seasons-style buffet dinner, and entertainment and dancing. Proceeds from the festive evening help support Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Second Chance Fund and 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 goal of the Spay/Neuter Community Assistance Program is to end pet overpopulation on the Big Island through increased spays and neuters and community education.

“Tropical Paws is by far our largest and most important fundraiser of the year,” said HIHS Executive Director Donna Whitaker. “We are in need of and appreciate the early support of individuals and businesses that, through their donations of cash and auction items, recognize the important work of Hawaii Island Humane Society.”

Tickets, which are $125 per person or $2,000 for a reserved table of ten, will be available beginning early February at HIHS’s Keaau, Waimea and Kona shelters and online at www.HIHS.org. A portion of each table sale is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Visit HIHS.org or call 808-329-8002 for information regarding donation and sponsorship opportunities.

Hawaii Island Humane Society Pet Walks

Just over two weeks remain until the Hawaii Island Humane Society Hilo Pet Walk at Queen Liliuokalani Park on Saturday, October 26 and the Kona Pet Walk at Kona Commons on Sunday, October 27.
petwalkThere is still plenty of time to do advanced fundraising. It’s easy with FirstGiving.com/HIHSPetWalk. Just click, create your own personal fundraising page then email family and friends far & wide to donate.

You may also download and print a registration form and solicit donations in person. Visit the News and Special Events page at HIHS.org.

As if helping shelter pets through donations to Pet Walk weren’t incentive enough, all walkers who raise $50 or more in donations receive a FREE Pet Walk tee shirt!

Hilo and Kona Pet Walk registration begins at 8am, walks begin at 9am followed by fun contests and prizes.

MAHALO to these Pet Walk 2013 sponsors:

TINGUELY DEVELOPMENT, PETCO FOUNDATION, KEAUHOU VETERINARY HOSPITAL, ALII VETERINARY HOSPITAL, THE PET HOSPITAL HILO AND PAWS UNIVERSITY.

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.

Hawaii Horse Expo Results Announced

The 6th annual Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Hawaii Horse Expo concluded on August 11. Through the generosity of sponsors, attendees and Expo Producer Nancy Jones, Hawaii Horse Expo netted a donation of more than $15,000 to the HIHS Horse Rescue Fund. The event also benefited Paniolo Preservation Society which saw continued improvements made to Pukalani Stables, carried out by Horse Expo organizers.

2013 Hawaii Horse Expo Presenter Lester Buckley.

2013 Hawaii Horse Expo Presenter Lester Buckley.

“Even with a few weather challenges and these difficult economic times we are so impressed with the continued support of Hawaii Horse Expo,” said event producer Nancy Jones. “New sponsors, returning sponsors and record attendance helped drive results to our bottom line.”

Hawaii Horse Expo is a unique opportunity for horse owners and enthusiasts to learn from world-renowned experts, most of whom would otherwise only be seen at Expos on the mainland.

“We know that education promotes understanding and so our goal is to reach as many individuals as we can to help them realize the importance of responsible horse care and ownership,” Jones says.

Hawaii Island Humane Society has already rescued fourteen unwanted horses this year. Each animal requires extensive evaluation, veterinary care, nourishing feed and perhaps most of all, care and attention. The Horse Rescue Fund helps offset some of the costs associated with these rescues.

Over the past six years funds raised during Hawaii Horse Expo for the HIHS Horse Rescue Fund has totaled more than $70,000. The money has literally meant the difference between life and death for 125 horses.

Horse Rescue Funds have also been used to build a first class equine holding facility at Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Waimea Shelter. Staff has developed a well-devised protocol for equine evaluation and post rescue care resulting in one of the best equine rescue programs in the nation. A proclamation read and presented at this year’s Expo from Governor Neil Abercrombie attested to the good work that results from Hawaii Horse Expo proceeds.

Mana Award Winners Wallie Kimura-Nobriga and Edwin Nobriga.

Mana Award Winners Wallie Kimura-Nobriga and Edwin Nobriga.

Hawaii Horse Expo also included the presentation of the 4th annual Mana Award by HIHS and Veterinary Associates to Edwin Nobriga and Wallie Kimura-Nobriga in recognition of their dedication to the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association.

Hawaii Horse Expo clinicians and presenters included Dr. Brady Bergin, David Bodin, Lester Buckley, Sharon Camarillo, Dr. Kelleyerin Clabaugh, Rick Lamb, Elizabeth Mason, Dr. Robert Miller, Dale Myler, Charles Wilhelm, Solomon Singer, and Dr. Lisa Wood.

Sponsors of the 6th Annual Hawaii Horse Expo included AK Ranch and Hawaii Lowline Cattle Co., Aloha Auto Group, Dr. Harm De Blij, Henry Dallal Photography, Malama Lio-The Hawaii Horse Journal, Pony Express Mail Services, Kapaau Veterinary Center, and Dr. Jan Ellison.

2014 plans will be announced soon.

 

6th Annual Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Horse Expo Coming Up

The 6th annual Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Horse Expo is coming up August 10 and 11 at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea on Hawaii, the Big Island. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the HIHS Horse Rescue Fund and the Paniolo Preservation Society.

Hawaii Horse Expo 2013A dozen experts from Hawaii and across the U.S. mainland representing a wide array of equine health and training disciplines will be hosting demonstrations over the two day Expo. The venue at Pukalani Stables allows for multiple Expo programs to occur simultaneously in three different settings for ongoing action.

On Saturday, August 10 clinics, demonstrations and presentations topics include Common Horse Diseases in Hawaii, Horse Trailer Boot Camp, The Art of Barrel Racing, Six Tricks Great Horseman Use Every day, Greatest Revelations about Horse Behavior, The Equine Mouth—Why Horses Evade, and Resistance Free Riding.

Sunday, August 11 begins with an opening ceremony with Pudding Lassiter and the Puu Moi Riders followed by a traditional blessing of the horses. Clinician demonstrations throughout the day will include Horse Trailer Repairs & Preventive Maintenance, Creative Exercises for Limited Riding, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowgirls, Best Friends Forever—Seven Strategies for Maintaining Harmony, The Unwanted Horse Problem, Ask The Doctor—Answers to Your Questions, Connecting the Dots—How to Have Fun with Your Horse and Be Safe, Building the Rider’s Confidence, Full Body Riding, and The “C” Word—Colic.

Hawaii Horse Expo clinicians and presenters are Charles Wilhelm, Dr. Brady Bergin, Lester Buckley, David Bodin, Sharon Camarillo, Leigh Godison-Grieve, Rick Lamb, Elizabeth Mason, Dr. Robert Miller, Dale Myler, Solomon Singer, and Dr. Lisa Wood.

Sunday concludes with the annual presentation of Hawaii Horse Expo’s Annual Mana Award to recognize an individual devoted to horse education and health. The 2013 award is being presented to Hawaii High School Rodeo supporters Wally and Edwin Nobriga.

Gates open both days at 9am with demonstrations concluding at 5:30pm on Saturday and 5:00pm on Sunday. The Paniolo Preservation Society Museum will be open to Expo attendees and vendors offering services, medical and nutritional information and crafts will be set up in the stable’s dining hall. Hawaii Island Humane Society will host a benefit silent auction and food vendors will help make certain everyone is well fed. Tickets, which are $30 per day, will be available at the gate. Visit www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com for more information.

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. Learn more at HIHS.org or call 808-329-1175.

“Did You Know?” – Spay or Neuter Campaign Announced by Hawaii Island Humane Society

Did you know that kittens can go into heat and get pregnant as early as 4 months old and puppies around 5 months old?  If not sterilized, puppies and kittens can get pregnant and have a litter of their own just two months later. And it’s these accidental litters that end up in animal shelters with no place to call home.
Hawaii Island Humane SocietyTo reduce these accidental births, Hawaii Island Humane Society (HIHS), with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, is introducing the Did You Know? Campaign, featuring a special $20 spay or neuter surgery for puppies and kittens under six months of age during the month of June.

While some pet parents may worry that their pet is too young for this procedure, spaying and neutering is safe and easy for kittens and puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In fact, Hawaii Island Humane Society has performed more than 5,000 pediatric spay/neuter surgeries since 2008.

“Many owners put off the procedure and wait until the puppy or kitten is six to eight months old,” says Donna Whitaker, HIHS Executive Director. “But by then, it can be too late. By then, a litter of puppies or kittens can be born.”

This special rate is even less than the organization’s normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents of Hawaii Island.

Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Did You Know?” promotion when they call to schedule their appointment.

Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, HIHS will provide 100 puppy and kitten sterilizations for $20 during June. Please visit HIHS.org, call the HIHS Spay Neuter Hotline at 987-7208 or call 329-1175 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be taken on a first-come first-served basis beginning Monday, May 6.

 

Hawaii Island Humane Society – “Tropical Paws” Benefit

Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 17th annual Tropical Paws benefit event is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2013. The gala affair is held annually at the elegant Four Seasons Hualalai Resort and will begin at 6:00 p.m.
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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 $1500 for a reserved table of ten, will be available beginning mid-February at HIHS’s Keaau, Waimea and Kona shelters, select island retail locations, and online at www.HIHS.org.

“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.

Visit HIHS.org or call 808-329-1175 for more information or to learn about donation and sponsorship opportunities.

 

Art Sale to Benefit Hawaii Island Humane Society

On Saturday, November 24, 2012, High Fire Hawaii, the art gallery & studio at 114 Kamehameha Avenue on Hilo’s Bayfront, is having a one-day sale on its gallery prints, paintings, jewelry and ceramics, and all sales will benefit the Hawaii Island Humane Society. Representatives from the HIHS will be conducting on-site pet adoptions.

Deals include everything from ceramic studio seconds, some student ceramics – both functional and sculptural items – to gallery prints, paintings and jewelry. There will also be specially created animal- and Christmas-themed items. “We’ll have things like pet bowls for food and water, ceramic Christmas ornaments that are animal-related, like bones, and also Hawaiian-themed ones, like palm trees and pineapples, to hang on the tree,” said gallery co-owner Shannon Hickey.

“We’re hoping we have something to appeal to everybody, so everyone will buy something and the money will go to the Humane Society,” she said. “You’ll be able to get handmade ceramic coffee cups for $3 and up. We want people to come and buy stuff!”

The gallery, which is located at 114 Kamehameha Avenue near Cronies Bar & Grill, will have extended hours that day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Hickey says she was motivated to do this benefit because of her love for animals. “We adopt most of our animals from the Humane Society, and I’ve always wanted to do something for them,” she said. “Also, my pottery students are really excited about making some of the items and selling them for a good cause.”

Everything for sale in the gallery has been created by a Big Island artist. “We have fine art, cards, hand-made bags, jewelry, prints and ceramics.  “Every artist in the gallery is giving a percentage of their sales that day toward the Humane Society’s cause, and High Fire Hawaii will also match the percentage,” she said.

For class and workshop details, or other information about the November 24 benefit sale, see www.highfirehawaii.com, email info@highfirehawaii.com, find them on Facebook or call the gallery at 935-8380.

 

Subaru Hawaii Donates $2,300 to Hawaii Island Humane Society

Subaru Hawaii today announced that its “Share the Love” sales event has raised $2,300 for Hawaii Island Humane Society. A check presentation was held at Kona Subaru this morning.

Hawaii Island Humane Society Executive Director Donna Whitaker accepts Subaru Hawaii's "Share the Love" donation presented by Sean Charlston, Sales Manager, Kona Subaru.

Subaru Hawaii ’s Share the Love event donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2011. In total, the Share the Love event raised $25,300 for a group of great causes. In addition to Hawaii Island Humane Society, the other four non-profits were Hawaii Wildlife Fund, SPCA Maui, Hawaii Literacy and Oahu SPCA.

The public also had an opportunity to vote for their favorite participating non-profit organization on Subaru Hawaii ’s Facebook page. At the end of the sales event period on December 31, Hawaii Wildlife Fund received 45 percent of all votes and earned an additional $5,000. In total, Subaru Hawaii will be donating $11,700 to Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

“We are delighted to give back to the community by supporting our local non-profit partners,” said Glenn Inouye, Senior Vice President, Servco representing the Subaru Hawaii Dealers.  “The Facebook contest, in particular, was very well received by the public. It was a very close and exciting race right up to the very end.

“We were so happy to be one of Subaru Hawaii ’s designated non-profit beneficiaries and we are always thankful for opportunities that help raise awareness of our organization,” said Donna Whitaker, Executive Director, Hawaii Island Humane Society. “This donation from Subaru’s Share the Love campaign will go a long way in helping us help the animals of Hawaii Island .”

Humane Society Offering a “Beat the Heat” Promotion for Cats

It may not yet be summer, but now is the time to “beat the heat” by spaying your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters before kitten season arrives this spring – a time when shelters traditionally see large numbers of unwanted litters being born. To help reduce the number of homeless cats, Hawaii Island Humane Society (HIHS) is offering a “Beat the Heat” promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities.  In celebration of Spay Day USA in February, HIHS will spay 50 female cats for a special rate of $20.

Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. While some worry that their pet may be too young for this procedure, spaying and neutering is safe for kittens as young as eight to 10 weeks old. And, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, spaying a female cat before the first heat cycle is actually beneficial, rather than waiting until after one heat cycle has occurred. The procedure is known to improve the health of the pet, including a reduced risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.

“Many people don’t know that female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old,” says Donna Whitaker, HIHS Executive Director. “It’s our goal to bring female cats in before they go into heat and become pregnant. Our ‘Beat the Heat’ promotion is a fun way to educate the community and prevent unwanted litters.”
This special rate of $20 is available to the first 50 domestic cat owners who sign up between January 16 and 31 at the Keaau or Kona shelters. Twenty surgeries will be allotted to cat owners in Keaau and in Ocean View and 10 surgeries allotted to cat owners in Kona during the month of February. Cat parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Beat the Heat” promotion when they sign up. The promotion is based on availability.  HIHS also sells specially priced spay/neuter coupons that are accepted by many island veterinarians. Male cat neuter coupons are $30 and female cat spay coupons are $60, which is nearly half what you’d otherwise pay.Please visit HIHS.org or call 329-1175 or the Spay/Neuter Hotline at 987-7208 for more information.

Pet Adoption and Collection Drive to Benefit Hawaii Island Humane Society

WHAT:  Subaru Hawaii invites the public to a pet adoption and collection drive on behalf of Hawaii Island Humane Society on Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hilo Subaru.

Hawaii Island Humane Society will have dogs cats, and kittens looking for loving homes. The public is encouraged to stop by and donate pet care supplies such as food, leashes, collars or puppy pads.

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Hilo Subaru, 1 Keaa St., Hilo

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Cute dogs and kittens looking for loving homes
  • Public donating pet care supplies and checking out dogs and kittens for adoption
  • Bebe Ackerman, Humane Educator & Volunteer Coordinator, Hawaii Island Humane Society
  • Chuck Furtado, General Manager, Hilo-Kona Mazda/Subaru/Hyundai

DETAILS: As part of Subaru Hawaii ’s “Share the Love” event, Subaru Hawaii will host a pet adoption and collection drive to benefit Hawaii Island Humane Society on Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hilo Subaru. Hawaii Island Humane Society will be on-site with cute dogs, cats, and kittens that are in need of loving homes. The public is encouraged to stop by and donate pet care supplies such as food, leashes, collars or puppy pads.

In celebration of the holidays, Subaru Hawaii announced that it will donate $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2011, up to $20,000 to a group of great causes – Oahu SPCA, Hawaii Literacy, SPCA Maui, Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Hawaii Island Humane Society.

The public also has an opportunity to vote for their favorite participating non-profit organization through Subaru Hawaii ’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SubaruHI. At the end of the sales event period on December 31, Subaru Hawaii will award the organization with the most votes an additional $5,000.

Pet Adoption and Collection Drive to Benefit Hawaii Island Humane Society

WHAT:  Subaru Hawaii invites the public to a pet adoption and collection drive on behalf of Hawaii Island Humane Society on Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kona Subaru in Kailua Kona. Hawaii Island Humane Society will have dogs cats, and kittens looking for loving homes. The public is encouraged to stop by and donate pet care supplies such as food, leashes, collars or puppy pads.

WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Kona Subaru, 75-5793 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Cute dogs and kittens looking for loving homes.
  • Public donating pet care supplies and checking out dogs and kittens for adoption.
  • Bebe Ackerman, Humane Educator & Volunteer Coordinator, Hawaii Island Humane Society
  • Chuck Furtado, General Manager, Hilo-Kona Mazda/Subaru/Hyundai

DETAILS:  As part of Subaru Hawaii ’s “Share the Love” event, Subaru Hawaii will host a pet adoption and collection drive to benefit Hawaii Island Humane Society on Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kona Subaru in Kailua Kona. Hawaii Island Humane Society will be on-site with cute dogs, cats, and kittens that are in need of loving homes. The public is encouraged to stop by and donate pet care supplies such as food, leashes, collars or puppy pads.

In celebration of the holidays, Subaru Hawaii announced that it will donate $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2011, up to $20,000 to a group of great causes – Oahu SPCA, Hawaii Literacy, SPCA Maui, Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Hawaii Island Humane Society.

The public also has an opportunity to vote for their favorite participating non-profit organization through Subaru Hawaii’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SubaruHI. At the end of the sales event period on December 31, Subaru Hawaii will award the organization with the most votes an additional $5,000.

Calendar Models Sought by HIHS

Media Release:

While it may be difficult to think about 2011 already, the Hawaii Island Humane Society has begun accepting entries for their 2011 Pets in Paradise Calendar and the June 1 deadline is not all that far away.

The calendar will feature two cover models plus twelve monthly pin-up pets. Every entry image is included somewhere in the professionally-produced calendar.
2010 Calendar
To enter, log on to HIHS.org, click on “Calendar Entries” and download the entry form which includes complete instructions and helpful photo tips. You may also call 329-1175 to request a form or stop by any Humane Society shelter in Kona, Waimea or Keaau to pick-up an application.

Entries are $15 each and there is no limit to the number of entries an individual may submit. Entry deadline is 4:00 p.m. June 1, 2010.

Images that feature the pet as the center of attention and images that showcase our Big Island paradise are encouraged. Any pet image may be submitted and could include, for example, dogs, cats, horses, birds, goats or fish.

Visit HIHS.org for more information and complete entry instructions and guidelines.

Waimea HIHS Bark Park Yard Sale… Saturday 2/20/10

Got stuff? Want stuff? Either way, mark your calendar for Saturday, February 20 from 8:00 a.m. to noon for the Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Yard Sale to be held in Waimea at the shelter’s Bark Park.

Donations are being accepted so it’s an excellent time for some early spring cleaning. And for bargain hunters, we can guarantee some excellent finds on February 20.

All proceeds will benefit the many programs operated by the Hawaii Island Humane Society including community education and low-cost spay and neuter programs. Funds raised will also help offset rising costs associated with the care and feeding of thousands of pets that are abandoned or turned over to HIHS annually.

Call 329-8002 if you have items to donate and need assistance with pickup. Otherwise, items may be dropped off in Keaau, Waimea or Kona at the Hawaii Island Humane Society shelters there.

Sunday: Lead the Pack to Dog Day Afternoon – Presented by Hawaii Island Humane Society

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WHEN: This Sunday, November 15, 2009 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 71 Banyan Drive

HOW: Tickets $45 – available at all HIHS Island Shelters or by calling 329-8002 or 966-5458

WHAT: Includes heavy pupus, beer, wine, local-style live & silent auctions, live entertainment and same-day adoptions.
There will be live entertainment by Sugah Daddy & friends, live and silent auctions, delicious pupus, beer and wine and of course – animals from the Keaau Shelter available for adoptions.

WHY: Proceeds from this worthwhile event help the Hawaii Island Humane Society achieve its mission to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the relationship between humans and animals.

Visit www.HIHS.org to learn more.

Hawaii Horse Expo 2009 Raises More Than $12K for Horse Rescue Fund

Media Release:

Hawaii Island Humane Society announced recently that the annual HIHS Hawaii Horse Expo 2009 raised more than $12,000 for the Society’s Horse Rescue Fund.

Horse Expo 2009

The funds are used by Hawaii Island Humane Society for feed, veterinarian care, and the improvement of equine holding facilities on Hawaii Island .

“We thank everyone who attended and supported this endeavor, especially our generous sponsors and vendors,” said event organizer Nancy Jones.  “Parker Ranch, Waimea Instant Printing, and Malama Lio deserve special recognition for their multiple contributions over the span of several months.”

Plans are already in the works for Hawaii Horse Expo 2010 and an exciting new line-up of clinicians. Buzz from this year’s event, according to Jones, has resulted in early inquiries from renowned clinicians Chris Cox, Al Dunning, Tommy Garland and Bruce Logan.

“We appreciate the passionate efforts of Nancy and so many others who volunteered their time and talent to help make this year’s Expo a success,” remarked HIHS Executive Director Donna Whitaker.

During the event held August 14-16 in Kona and Waimea, participants were offered opportunities for learning via the intimate exchange of ideas relating to equine care and training.

The Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Horse Rescue Fund was established last year to help abused and abandoned horses on the island.  For more information visit www.HawaiiHorseExpo.com or www.HIHS.org.

About the Hawaii Island Humane Society:
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 relationship 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. Learn more at HIHS.org or call 329-1175.