The State of Hawaii’s Civil Defense program in partnership with island humane societies has developed a list of designated shelters that will welcome pets.
What You Need To Bring To The Shelter
Animals will not be admitted to a pet-friendly emergency shelter without a crate or carrier (one per pet only) that’s large enough to accommodate the pet comfortably. Pets need an ID tag, collar and a leash, as well as a week supply of the following: food, medications and litter for cats.
Pet shelters are in separate rooms or buildings on public school campuses where emergency shelters for people are. The animals will be cared for by Humane Society volunteers. Hurricane season is in full swing and more volunteers are needed to help.
Learn more in our Disaster Preparedness Brochure. For additional information about disaster planning, contact 356-2212.
View our KHON2 interview about how to be ready when disaster hits.
Oahu Pet Friendly Shelters
In the event of a disaster, listen to radio and television broadcasts to find out if your nearest shelter will be open. Depending on the nature of the emergency, not all shelters may open.
|North Shore (Kaena Pt.-Kahuku)
Waialua High and Intermediate
Leeward Coast (Makua-Waipahu and Vicinity)
Nanakuli High and Intermediate
Central Oahu (Wahiawa-Mililani and Vicinity)
Pearl City-Aiea and Salt Lake
Pearl City High
|Salt Lake-Punchbowl and Downtown
Punchbowl-Waialae and Vicinity
Aina Haina-Hawaii Kai and Vicinity
Kaiser High Kalani High
Windward Coast (Kahuku-Waimanalo)
Kahuku High and Intermediate
Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate
Learn more about becoming an Emergency Pet Shelter Responder.