State-of-the-art hospital under construction at Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Animal Community Center

  • The Hawaii Island Humane Society's Anne Barasch Ryan Animal Hospital is under construction at Animal Community Center in Holualoa. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The Hawaii Island Humane Society's Anne Barasch Ryan Animal Hospital is under construction at Animal Community Center in Holualoa. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A pair of black rabbits awaits adoption at the Hawaii Island Humane Society's Animal Community Center in Keauhou Mauka. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kittens awaiting adoption are seen at the Hawaii Island Humane Society's Animal Community Center in Keauhou Mauka. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kittens awaiting adoption are seen at the Hawaii Island Humane Society's Animal Community Center in Keauhou Mauka. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

As the nonprofit Hawaii Island Humane Society ramps up operations at its Animal Community Center in Holualoa, work on a new animal hospital is underway.