Kauai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KSPCA)
was formed in early 2017. KSPCA 
s a non-profit organization founded by concerned Kauai business leaders, veterinarians, and animal welfare advocates. We provide a safety net for Kauai’s homeless pets that cannot be saved by existing rescues.


  • Working collaboratively with existing island rescues

  • Providing resources like free spay and neuter for cats and dogs

  • Reducing feral cats by working with existing successful trap, neuter, and return programs

  • Nurturing adoptable animals with medical care, training, and socialization

  • Easing rescues by partnering and transferring pets to mainland rescue organizations 

  • Engaging Kauai pet owners and pet enthusiasts


We had barely just received our 501c3 status when we got an urgent call to help with a terrible animal hoarding case in Kapa'a. Their “person” had passed away, leaving 50+ cats living in individual dog crates stacked floor to ceiling in a muggy garage. So while we were really ready only “on paper”, we had no choice but to dive into action. We successfully vetted and made sure all 50 cats found loving furever homes.

Just as we were catching our breath from that Herculean effort, WHAMMO: an epic flood engulfed the North Shore of Kauai in April 2018. A series of 15 landslides fell across the highway completely cutting off the areas of Hāʻena and Wainiha from civilization. The Kauai SPCA organized and delivered food & medical supplies for the animals (which included horses, dogs, cats, goats, pigs, pet birds) … by boat; the only way in or out. We also took on Bubby— a beautiful, loving mixed breed dog abandoned by his owners when it started flooding.


We assisted our island's only open admission animal shelter in between crises. Then in 2020, COVID-19 hit. While continuing to help animals in need, we also started focusing our efforts on assisting local pet owners who are struggling financially through our Pet Food Relief Program. We continue to support our community and the animals of Kauai through our numerous programs including Free Spay/Neuter, Veterinary Assistance, Second Chance Program, Transfer Program, and more.