This is the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page.
PO Box 861673
What is the Oahu SPCA and what do you do?
We are Oahu’s oldest and largest animal protection organization. For information on all of life saving programs, click here.
Yes. Admissions are by appointment only and we do charge a surrender fee to admit an animal to the shelter. We do not euthanize animals for space or at the end of a certain time period and we proudly place 100% of our healthy animals into loving homes, with adoption partners or in reputable sanctuaries. Please fill out a surrender form or call our office to be put on our waitlist 754-1519.
Click here for all of our admissions information.
All of our adorable adoptable animals are featured “live” online in real time on our website, mobile app and our facebook page. We encourage you to check it frequently as new animals arrive daily.
Click here to view some of our available pets.
If you have been confining and caring for an animal for 14 days or more on your property, we consider that animal to be your property and not a stray.
We do our best at placing animals in their forever homes quickly but until the perfect match is found your pet will have a home at our shelter until it is adopted. Some stay longer than others depending on age, size and temperament.
If you leave your pet with us you will sign a contract relinquishing ownership and all rights to that animal. There is no remorse period and we will not contact you regarding final disposition.
In order to adopt a farm animal, we need to have your completed and approved Equine and Farm Animal Adoption Application on file. Please contact our office for more information.
For more information on becoming a Oahu SPCA volunteer, click here Volunteer Page.
Please contact the animal control agency for your jurisdiction.
We encourage people to take stray animals to the appropriate animal control agency for their area. The local animal control agency is the mandated authority funded by tax dollars that enforces animal control laws and impounds and houses strays and the first place pet owners will look for their animal. At the Oahu SPCA, our ability to accept stray animals changes daily. It depends on our available space and the number of animals currently in our shelter. If we have space available, the Oahu SPCA will accept an animal as a stray if the animal has been in your possession for less than 14 days. If space is unavailable at our shelter, you have several options: (1) Be referred to your city or county animal control agency; (2) Keep the animal in your possession, post neighborhood signs, post on shelter web sites, etc. and attempt to reunite the animal on your own, OR wait until Oahu SPCA has a space available. Click here for all of our admissions information
If you have been confining and caring for an animal for 14 days or more on your property, we consider that animal to be your property and not a stray
No. The Oahu SPCA is a private non-profit charity that receives NO tax dollars or funding from the government. Your local animal control agency is the mandated authority funded by your tax dollars that enforces animal control laws and impounds and houses strays.
In accordance with Hawaii law, stray animals will be held for at least three days to give owners an opportunity to reclaim. If they are not reclaimed by their owners they will undergo health and behavioral evaluations. The Oahu SPCA proudly places 100% of our healthy animals into loving new homes. No animal is ever euthanized at the Oahu SPCA to make room for incoming animals or for time limits.
We have information available on the animal control agencies in the city of Honolulu, Pearl City and our surrounding counties.
There is no set “time limit” for animals in our care.