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Tourists on Kauai chipping in for dogs

Program helping shelter pooches head to the mainland affordably

By Greg Thilmont Apr 4, 2013 4:54PM


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.


Bing: View photos of Kauai

Search: The history of dogs on Hawaii

 

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