K9 Kokua is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer operated organization that believes every dog deserves a chance at a life of feeling no hunger pains, has access to medical care and the right to live in safety. We visit and provide care for the dogs that live with the houseless population on Oahu and Maui. We also assist dogs of the financially destitute and those affected by domestic violence.
Many are ohana (families) who make the decision about being homeless or going into a shelter and even at times, to stay in a dangerous situation for fear that their dog will be harmed in their absence. We understand their determination to keep their ohana together. We are here to make sure the dogs have a resource for spaying/neutering, Emergency Care response and much more.
The money provided by Grey Muzzle's grant supports K9 Kokua’s “Kupuna (Elder) Dog Project”, the goal of which is to improve the quality of life for at-risk homeless senior dogs. Specifically, this project seeks to provide medical assistance to senior dogs during medical beach rounds. During medical beach rounds, K9 Kokua volunteers and veterinarians travel to homeless campsites and assist dogs residing with their homeless owners. Volunteers perform onsite medical care, conduct wellness examinations, provide dog food, treats, toys, and bedding, as well as nail trims, ear cleaning, and make appointments for spay/neuter and microchipping- a requirement for public housing.