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Back In Black at Hawaii Island Humane Society

MEDIA RELEASE

Black animals are among the most overlooked adoptable pets. Back in Black is a nationwide campaign to increase awareness and adoptions of black and mostly black dogs and cats.

Back in Black, sponsored annually by Best Friends Animal Society takes place through Nov. 30. During this time, Hawaii Island Humane Society’s shelters in Kona, Waimea and Keaau will offer 50-percent off adoption fees for cats or dogs that are black or mostly black.

“Although they’re every bit as adorable and sweet as other animals, pets in black often wait longer for homes than their lighter-colored pals,” HIHS executive director Donna Whitaker said. “We’re so happy to participate in the Back in Black campaign, which shines a spotlight on these often-overlooked pets.”

The mission of the Hawaii Island Humane Society is to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals.

HIHS holds a contract with the County of Hawaii to enforce certain animal-related laws and it offers 24-hour service for injured animals and other animal emergencies, humane education classes, low-cost spay and neuter services, lost and found assistance, micro-chipping and more.

For further information, call 329-1175 or visit: www.hihs.org

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