HARF, the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, has teamed up with thousands of animal organizations from around the world to participate in the annual "Home 4 the Holidays" pet adoption drive founded by the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
The campaign running through Jan. 2, 2014, has a focused goal of placing orphaned pets into loving homes.
"With as many as 7 million homeless pets in the U.S., it is important everyone get involved to help save an orphaned animal this holiday season," said Dawn Hall, who volunteers with HARF on Maui.
"We're proud to be a part of this amazing campaign and are dedicated to placing orphaned pets in homes, so they can experience a happy new life."
Founded in March 2011, HARF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving both people and animals on Maui.
In the past two years, members have successfully rescued and "re-homed" over 1,500 dogs and several horses. These efforts reduced the euthanasia rate for dogs on Maui by more than 30 percent.
The organization is privately owned and receives no county, state or federal funding. HARF relies on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations.
See some of the dogs under HARF's care at weekly adoption events at Whole Foods Market in Kahului every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"The team here at HARF is specially trained and can help families choose the perfect pet for their personalities and lifestyles," Hall said.
"We can't think of anything better than seeing these beautiful dogs and puppies find their loving, forever families this holiday season."
For more information, visit www.hawaiianimalrescue.org or call Hall at (808) 876-0022.