Announcements: November 16, 2020

West Hawaii Humane Society funding expands spay/neuter program

The West Hawaii Humane Society is providing the financial resources to expand Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Spay &Neuter program and provide equipment that will increase its ability to rehabilitate pets coming into the shelters.


“Thanks to Ginger Towle and the Board of Directors of the West Hawaii Humane Society, we are excited to open up new appointment times to the public for free spays and neuters. Services are available at our shelters in Keaau, Waimea and Kona, and will also be available on our Mobile “Waggin” at locations around the island, said Hawaii Island Humane Society CEO Beth Jose

Hawaii Island Humane Society is staffed with two licensed veterinarians, serving both East Hawaii and West Hawaii, and supported with trained, professional veterinary assistants. The veterinary team follows guidelines set by nationally recognized organizations regarding high-quality, high volume spay/neuter clinics.

Appointments can be scheduled by visiting or by emailing or calling (808) 217-0154.

All appointments must be scheduled in advance and are open to healthy owned dogs and cats only. Two pets per family will be accommodated. Each pet must have its own appointment. Animals other than dogs and cats, unhealthy animals or those with contagious illnesses will not be accepted.

The Hawaii Island Humane Society has performed nearly 50,000 spay and neuter surgeries in the last nine years.

Hawaii’s public libraries offer Wiki Visits

The Hawaii State Public Library System is excited to welcome library patrons back into public libraries statewide for Wiki Visits. Wiki Visits will allow a limited number of patrons into the library for quick grab and go trips to select books and materials and for Computer Time appointments.

Wiki Visits start at the top of the hour and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with patrons having up to 45 minutes to find books and materials, ask for assistance, use copiers or use a computer. Newspapers, magazines and reading areas inside the library are not available yet, however.

Everyone entering the public libraries will be required to follow mandated health and safety protocols at all times while inside the library. Visits are limited in compliance with public health guidance to reduce exposure for all and to allow for proper disinfection of all high touch areas.


All public libraries will continue to offer Library Take Out services for library patrons that want to continue making appointments to pick up their books and materials. Public libraries will also continue providing free wifi zones outside all library buildings for everyone who needs free access to the internet.

For more library information and access to ebooks, streaming movies, and more, visit

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