Who We Are

Mission Statement

Our mission and purpose is to rescue abandoned, injured, special needs, and homeless cats on our Hawaiian islands, and to provide urgent medical care. Our volunteers fight daily to save them from euthanasia due to overpopulation and lack of resources. Our goal is to advocate awareness, educate, save cats from harsh conditions in the wild, TNRM, adoption, foster care and networking.

Flight Transfers

We fly adoptable kittens and cats to numerous partner rescues on the US mainland to maximize their chances of getting adopted.

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Critical Cases

We take on a lot of the most critical cats that need emergency vet care. Our incredible community fundraises to cover vet bills.

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We go above and beyond to rescue a feline in need, whether it be down a storm drain or on a highway.

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The heart of cat rescue. Fosters open up their homes to care for and socialize our feline friends to prepare them for their forever homes.

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Trap, Neuter, Return, and Manage. The most humane way to control a stray cat population, letting cats that cannot adapt to family life to live their best lives.

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We adopt out cats and kittens to homes that will love them and let them become part of the family for life.

Meet the Team

Rescue Kitties of Hawaii is a very small group of dedicated, hardworking volunteers who work around the clock to save the most critical kitties in medical need on the island of Oahu. Everyday we are pulling sick, injured, tortured, shot, abused, cats/kittens used as live bait in dog fighting, poisoned cats, etc., in dire need of help and urgent medical care. There are no No-Kill shelters to drop them off to be treated. We lovingly do it all ourselves. You can imagine being on a small island with limited resources, plus with the COVID-19 pandemic, how this has created gridlock and backlog in the veterinary services.
All cats require access to spay/neuter, vaccines and affordable medical care. Most of the kitties are pulled from the streets/wild in need of critical emergency vet care. Our funds are continuously depleted and we cannot keep up with the overwhelming demand to save all our Hawaiian kitties, which is our passion and daily goal.
Finding quality adopters in Hawai`i is very difficult. There is a lot of paperwork, vet visits, and planning required to fly cats out of Hawai`i. Plus, the airfare costs are high.
Most domesticated cats are abandoned, dumped, and pushed out the door to fend for themselves in the wild when their “families” move off the island.
RKH has been very successful at shipping hundreds of cats to our non-profit rescue partners in many different states on the mainland. There is a higher demand for adoptable kitties there, and safe, indoor, quality homes.
And, we want this success to continue with the help of our amazing donors, volunteers, and fundraisers, we are most grateful for everyone’s help and participation to save our Hawaiian kitties.

– Maraya Pierro, RKH Founder