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Animal CARE Foundation The Animal CARE Foundation
21°17'37.83"N 157°42'35.31"W
PO Box 2857
Waianae, HI 96792
cell (808) 294-3670
Hours: 7am-8pm, closed Tues.

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Upcoming Events


EVENT: Cocojor Barktober-fest and HOWL-O-WEEN Celebration (with map)

WHEN: Sunday, October 30 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: 975 Kapiolani Blvd., orange building [map]
MORE INFO: Cocojor’s Facebook event page

ACF will have a booth set up at the Cocojor BARKTOBER-FEST and HOWL-O-WEEN event on Sunday, October 30th.

Event description from Cocojor:

Sip brew at the Bar-k Beer Garden and chat with great local business owners and practitioners. Don’t miss out on the HOWL-O-WEEN contest where the winners take home FURBULOUS prizes. Contests include best costume, look-alike, canine idol and best trick. Feast at the Ono local lunch trucks while you mingle with other dog loving families.

The event lasts from 2:00 to 8:30 pm and attendance is free. There should be plenty of fun activities for humans and canines alike, so you’re encouraged to bring your four-legged friends, of course!

For more information, check out the event details on Cocojor’s Facebook page. Interested in volunteering for ACF at the event? Contact Robyn at Read more »

ACF September 2011 Newsletter: Choo Choo Needs Our Help; Da Kine Canine on Sep. 4th

The most recent issue of the Animal CARE Foundation Volunteers and Supporters newsletter is out!

If you’re not already a subscriber, just plug your email address into the “Your email” box in the left sidebar over there and click Subscribe me to start receiving them. Our newsletter is low-volume (typically one large update every few months, with several smaller ones in between) and a great way to keep up with ACF news, events, and adoptables.

Even if you’re not a subscriber, you can always see the latest issue at: Read more »

Why Is ACF So Tough on Young Military Families Trying to Adopt?

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From the Doc

Folks, you will have noticed over the past year that a number of our dogs have been adopted… and then two to four months later you see them again on the website. Yes, they were returned. (It’s our policy to take our kids back when things don’t work out right, but there’s a penalty for returning them: one strike and you’re out.) It’s not that they were “bad” dogs. All of these dogs were adopted into families who—when we look back on the experience—were probably unsuited for the commitment of an animal. Read more »

EVENT: Da Kine Canine Festival, Sept. 4th

WHEN: Sunday, September 4 from 2 PM to 5:30 PM
WHERE: Kailua Long’s parking area [map]
MORE INFO: Island Dog Magazine’s Facebook event page

The Animal CARE Foundation will have a booth set up again this year at the Da Kine Canine Festival in the Kailua Long’s parking log area on September 4th.

The event lasts from 2:00 to 5:30 pm and attendance is free. There should be plenty of fun activities for humans and canines alike, so you’re encouraged to bring your four-legged friends, of course!

Last year the event was oriented towards helping out the local animal shelters and charities, and we’re hoping that trend continues this year. Please consider making a small donation to your favorite no-kill shelter (ACF, of course!) while at the festival, and stopping by to meet Paco and Brownie, who are still waiting to be adopted into loving homes. Read more »

Neuter or Not? Spaying, Neutering, and the “Purebred Myth”

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From the Doc

For some reason, over the last decade people have been trained to think that in order to have a great companion cat or dog they absolutely must get a puppy or kitten. And not just a puppy or kitten, but one from a “reputable” breeder. Seriously, folks, breeders are just people and purebreds are just someone’s opinion of what’s “prettier” or “more useful.” Read more »

EVENT: Serenity Pet Massage Demonstration

WHEN: Saturday, June 11 from 11 AM to 2 PM
WHERE: The Animal CARE Foundation, 6650 Hawaiʻi Kai Drive, Suite 105.
Parking is available under the building and on adjoining side streets.

Massage isn’t just for humans—come see a live demonstration and learn the benefits your animal companions can enjoy through massage with Angela Dinsmoor of Serenity Pet Massage on June 11th.

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Why is Microchipping Your Companion Animals So Important?

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From the Doc

Most people have heard of getting animal companions “microchipped,” and it’s a fairly standard practice nowadays. But take a moment to consider how important this one simple procedure can be to your furry friends’ health and well-being! Read more »