Hawaii Island Humane Society introduces way to ‘foster to adopt’ animals online

  • ALYSSA TABERT/Hawaii Island Humane Society Bella, a young, mixed-breed dog is waiting for an adopter or foster to adopt at the Hawaii Island Humane Society Kona shelter.

  • Courtesy photo Hawaii Island Humane Society community programs director Lauren Nickerson delivers a foster kitten to a foster home.

  • Courtesy photo Adoptable dog Jimmy heading home with his new foster mom from the Hawaii Island Humane Society.

  • LAUREN NICKERSON/Hawaii Island Humane Society Hawaii Island Humane Society animal care technician Brendan Souza carries Brax to meet his new foster mom in the parking lot. HIHS is doing drive-up pickups for fosters and adopters to promote social distancing.

The Hawaii Island Humane Society animal shelters are closed on the Big Island, but adoption and fostering demands remain high during the COVID-19 outbreak.