Hawaii Island Humane Society forgoes animal control contract

Elizabeth “Beth” Jose. Photo via HIHS.org/Special to West Hawaii Today

The Hawaii Island Humane Society’s new Animal Community Center nears completion in Kona. HIHS is aiming for a summer opening at the new location. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

For the first time in decades, animal control services on the Big Island will soon no longer be the responsibility of the Hawaii Island Humane Society.