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Beach sweeps leave animal shelter overrun with pets

Stephanie Ryan Stephanie Ryan

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) needs your help. Recent Nanakuli beach sweeps resulted in an abundance of dogs and cats that need homes.

The animal shelter is asking the public to lend a hand in adopting, fostering, or donating money to help care for these abandoned pets.

The beach sweep at Maili Beach Park relinquished over 70 pets to the no-kill shelter and it's now at maximum capacity. The SPCA only took in pets that were voluntarily given up by families forced to leave the beach.

"We were counseling the families on the beach park for weeks before the impending move. We convinced them that fostering or relinquishing their pets would be advantageous for them to help them find permanent housing or move into transitional housing," said Stephanie Ryan of the Oahu SPCA.

Transitional housing does not allow pets, however "The Kalaeloa facility is blocks away from the transitional facility," said Ryan.

Each pet costs the Oahu SPCA about $460 to take care of sterilizations, surgeries, training, and rehabilitation in preparation for adoption. The shelter has recently been taking in around 100 pets a month.

If anyone is interested in adopting, fostering, or donating money call 808-754-1510 or mail checks to P.O. Box 2332 Ewa Beach, HI 96710.

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