Bad economy contributing to overflowing Oahu animal shelter

Violet Luta
Violet Luta

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - You might say it's been raining cats and dogs. At the Hawaiian Humane Society they are brimming with over 119 cats and a kennel-full of over 70 canines.

They attribute the high numbers to many instances of "owner surrender." The Humane Society says Oahu's lack of pet friendly rentals and a tough economy forces many to part with their beloved pets.

The shelter policy is to accept these pets round the clock.

"We're the only open door shelter here on Oahu we don't turn away any cats or any kind of animals, what we do is to try and find a better home for them" said adoption supervisor Violet Luta.

Now through October 31, people can adopt two cats for the price of one and they can also take advantage of "Love a Dog Month" which will include a free starter kit with the adoption of any dog.

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