Investigations, Rescues & Laws

Hawaiian Humane’s investigators investigate tips of potential animal cruelty and abuse. 

Our officers specialize in animal law enforcement and criminal justice. We are the only authority outside of HPD that can rescue animals and investigate cruelty on behalf of the City & County of Honolulu. We walk a fine line between education, advocacy, and enforcement, using an outreach-based approach for animal welfare. Often, we find that where the laws fall short, our influence as advisors and partners with pet owners, yields positive results.

Call our Humane Investigators at 356-2250 for:

  • Stray dog pick up
  • 24-hour animal emergencies and rescues
  • 24-hour admission of all animals – Temporarily Suspended

If an incident is happening in real-time and requires immediate assistance, call 911.

The Hawaiian Humane Society enforces laws for these animal-related issues:

  • Animal cruelty
  • Animal nuisance complaints
  • Pet identification
  • Crowing nuisances
  • Dangerous dogs and dog bites
  • Leash violations 
  • Animal abandonment

Fees for pick-up services by Hawaiian Humane officers: 

  • Stray Dog: No Fee
  • Injured/Sick Animal Pick-Up: No Fee
  • Owned Animal Pick-Up: $35 Owner Surrender Fee + $75 Pick-Up Fee if you are unable to bring your pet in.
  • Owner Requested Euthanasia: Communal or Private Cremation Fee + $75 Pick-Up Fee – Currently by appointment only through Admissions.