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Humane society completes land purchase

KIPU — The Kaua‘i Humane Society announced Thursday that it has completed the purchase from Grove Farm Properties of the 10-acre parcel where the current facility sits.

“We are pleased to work with the outstanding members of the Kaua‘i Humane Society staff and its board of directors who do a wonderful job of caring for our island’s pets and animals,” said Warren Haruki, president and CEO of Grove Farm Properties.

“Grove Farm’s sale of the land now enables the board to take a long-term strategic approach, and to move ahead with their ambitious strategic vision,” he said.

The Kaua‘i Humane Society has been operating from this location along Kaumuali‘i Highway since leasing the land and constructing the facilities in the late 1990s. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“The Kaua‘i Humane Society has been operating from this current location for more than 20 years,” said KHS Executive Director Nicole Schafer Crane. “We are thrilled to have been able to purchase the land and call this location our forever home.

“The acquisition of this land is a critical first step in our plans to modernize the animal shelter and expand the welfare services KHS would be able to provide for our community,” said KHS Board President Dan Giovanni.

“These plans include the addition of a low-cost veterinary clinic that could also provide urgent care for animals in need.”

The Kaua‘i Humane Society is the only open-intake animal shelter on the island of Kaua‘i.

KHS is a nonprofit organization and has held a no-kill status since 2019. In 2021, KHS’s positive release outcome rate averaged 96 percent for all animals.

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Source: The Garden Island

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