Tourists on Kauai chipping in for dogs
Program helping shelter pooches head to the mainland affordably
As reported by KITV Honolulu, the Hawaiian island of Kauai has an overflow of stray dogs, especially hunting breeds. Many of the faithful furry friends end up in shelters, and unfortunately face euthanasia.
Luckily, some visitors to Kauai head to the kennels, get attached to a pup and want to adopt. Transporting dogs in airplanes back to the continental U.S. can be pricey, however.
So the Kauai Humane Society teamed up with Alaska Airlines, which now offers a $100 ticket for transporting a dog with a human passenger. It’s a flat fee, from a small scruffy mutt to a big hound mix.
Watch the entire video story below. It’s filled with irresistible four-legged Hawaiians that want to say “mahalo” to a new family.
Glad some of these wonderful guys are getting homes. Can't wait for the day when they all will have a family and be the cherished members they deserve to be. Kudos to the shelter and Alaska Airlines for doing their part.
Wow, an airline that is doing something right. Good job AA, thank you for doing this. We can significantly reduce the number of cats and dogs being euthanized if we simply get them spayed/neutered. Its not going to fix the problem but it cant help. Educate your fellow neighbors and take care of your furry companions.
I can only speak for the blood line born Hawaiians after living on the island of Kauai for over 4 year's....IT IS NOT THEM TO BLAME! There is so many different culture's coming to the island that could careless about their animals. One culture that I can point out with out worry of retaliation is the Philippines. If their animal is injured in the hunt for wild bore, they will never take it the Vet, they will try and fix the wound themselves and if they can't ......they have been known to eat their dog...It is so twisted from the way we have been raised here in the USA. So please don't blame your island brother / sister.
Pets are a responsibility, not a toy for you Dorks to play with when the mood hits you. You should really try to learn something about an animal before you bring it into your house to live. The majority of you know nothing about dogs and should not be around them.
I'm a former pro K-9 trainer, 33 years. I trained schutzhund, police K-9s, military K-9s, S&R, personal assistance Mondio Ring and French Ring, as well as basic obedience. Never met a stupid dog in all those years, but I met hundreds of really stupid humans.
Alaskan Airlines have always charged a $100 per dog -good to see they have held up their bargain rate
My little English Cocker Spaniel came from Anchorage, Alaska - 3,200 miles and a competing airline met their price $100
Her name is Callie - after the Greek name Kaylos - meaning - Beautiful
P.S. Sunny loves her after is girl Misty died 3 years ago - P.S. She's a vamp