Kamuela, Hawaii Island ~  Save the date for Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 16th annual Tropical Paws benefit event scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2012. The gala affair is held annually at the elegant Four Seasons Hualalai Resort and will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tropical Paws Logo

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 in April at HIHS’s Keaau, Waimea and Kona shelters, select island retail locations, and online at www.HIHS.org.

“Since it began 15 years ago, this important annual event has raised more than $750,000 to support vital programs including our Second Chance Fund and Spay/Neuter Community Assistance Program,” explained HIHS Executive Director Donna Whitaker. “We are so appreciative of those who support us at Tropical Paws since this fundraiser helps keep important animal-assistance programs operating throughout the year.”

The Second Chance Fund provides medical care and treatment for abused animals while they recuperate and become ready for adoption. The ongoing Spay/Neuter Community Assistance Program is committed to ending pet overpopulation on the Big Island.

Visit www.HIHS.org or call 808-329-1175 for more information or for opportunities regarding auction donations and event sponsorships.

Donna WhitakerAbout 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 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.

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