HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
A local animal welfare organization has been awarded the management contract of the city's spay and neuter program.
The City and County of Honolulu is allowing Poi Dogs & Popoki to perform spaying and neutering services. Appointments may be scheduled at the organization's mobile clinic or with any of 16 participating veterinarians.
“We have an unprecedented commitment to spay and neuter. That is the single most effective way of reducing pet population and the euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals,” said Alicia Maluafiti, President of Poi Dogs & Popoki.
Spaying and neutering certificates are available online or at any satellite city hall. Prices vary for cats and dogs depending on their gender, and are valid for three months after the date of issue. The license includes pre-surgery exams, sterilization surgeries, and post-surgery complications that arise within 24 hours of the operation.
The city's spay and neuter certificates will no longer be available at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Pet owners who have already purchased certificates from the Humane Society can redeem service with a Hawaiian Humane Society-approved veterinarian within three months of the date of purchase.