Lost and found and displaced pets, caring for animals in the vog and ash zone, how to help.

Printable Image - Volcano Safety for your Pet

 Mahalo Cat Killam for sharing on Facebook

***HIHS Online Form for lost and FOUND pets

***COMMUNITY ONLINE FORM FOR LOSt and rescued pets***

We are working with several of the groups below to try to spread the word and reunite pets with their humans. If you have lost or found a pet, please take a moment to fill out this quick form. We will review responses several times a day to find matches. Mahalo!

Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network -(Facebook Page)

Facebook page started the day of the first evacuation connects pets with owners, provides information about rescue and relocation efforts for livestock and pets and their families affected by the lava flow.  Updated resource lists available at the link. Volunteer to help at the shelters, too.  Sign up here to help animals being kept at the Red Cross Shelters. They need bathing, walking, and time out of their cages. Playing with dogs and kittens is  your reward! 

More information and GoFundMe here.

RAINBOW friends Animal Sanctuary

We send our compassionate thoughts to all people and animals affected by the recent lava activity. We have been taking in animals from lava evacuees, please if you need help call the sanctuary at 808-982-5110 or email to or text to cell 808-895-9913.

Aloha Ilio Rescue

Working to place lost or rescued animals. Networks with other groups to assist in the lava evacuation impact on dogs. Easiest to message them on Facebook.

Hui Pono Holoholona (Facebook page) 

Cat rescue. Also at  Please call if you have lost your cat or have rescued a cat from the lava flow area. New cat shelters installed specifically for responding to the lava evacuation impact on cats.  EMAIL:    PAWS@HPHHAWAII.ORG OR (808) 968-8279

FPG Plant & Animal Sanctuary

If you require temporary emergency accommodations for your evacuated animals, contact at FPG Plant & Animal Sanctuary at 808-968-7161. Located in Mountain View, Hawaii. Offers FREE temporary accommodations for animals  or help locating alternate temporary accommodations. The sanctuary is located 14 miles northwest of the evacuation area. Poor air quality is currently NOT an issue in our area. A registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization.

Big Island Lost and Found Pets Only (Facebook Page)

Photo-heavy resource for pets, updates on reunions also. 

Puna Pets Lost and Found (Facebook Page)

Collection of lost and found animals, including photos. 

Hawaii Island Humane Society

Is taking in rescues, donations of pet carriers to help transport pets out of the lava zone and back to their owners, assisting with uniting pets and owners and visiting the pet-friendly shelters to help. 808-966-5458 - Keaau Location. Visit the website for other locations, which have been accepting donations of food, towels, leashes, carriers. Check with the office before dropping off pet items. Kona: 74-5225 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy., Kailua Kona  808-329-1175 • Waimea: 67-1611 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela 808-885-4558  Amazon wish list here.  More information HERE. 

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Assistance with livestock feed for evacuated animals, links to resources (Facebook Page)

Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Facebook Page "If anyone hears of any exotics in need of help please do share our contact information, we are ready to lend a hand. Our quarantine room is ready and waiting and we can capture, (sedate if needed), load and transport. "



PETCO gift cards or in store purchases

Kona Commons Shopping Center • 74-5446 Makala Blvd, Kailua-Kona •  (808) 334-1012

HILO Location: 111 E Puainako St, Hilo, HI 96720 •  (808) 959-3276


Shear Magic at 711 Kanoelehua Ave will be collecting donations of bottled water, non perishable foods, dog food and toiletries for the evacuees. (808) 935-5630.

RAINBOW FRIENDS Animal Sanctuary

Lava flows, deadly suphur dioxide fumes, and deep fissures on Hawai'i Island have displaced thousands of animals and hundreds of humans. Rainbow friends is sheltering displaced pets until they can be reunited with their families. Some of these are in need or medical care.Urgent assistance is needed in relocating and caring for them. Please donate to help Rainbow Friends continue life-saving work.


Cat rescue. Also at  Please call if you have lost your cat or have rescued a cat from the lava flow area. New cat shelters installed specifically for responding to the lava evacuation impact on cats. Has taken in countless cats and gone into the eruption zone to assist in rescues. 


Donations will help field volunteers acquire safety gear, respirators, and to help alleviate the cost of transportation. Your donation will help to rescue, provide food, carriers, crates, and medical attention to many pets and farm animals. HLFARN also helps those who are relocating off island with crates for airline travel. Your donation will support the caring of rescued animals, some of whom have burns and respiratory issues. You will also be helping some support evacuated families who are dealing with one of the most difficult times of their lives. Without your help, and the help of our volunteers, these animals would have likely perished. Your donation will save lives and help keep families together.


Goods for Rescues  •   PO Box 711804 Mountain View,  •   HI 96771.  NOTE: This address has been provided because it is outside the evacuation/critical VOG zone and therefore not subject to closure. Goods will be delivered to shelter daily except Sunday. 

Magical creatures of Hamakua

Magical Creatures of Hamakua - Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is a public charity registered under section 501(c)(3) and all donations made to the sanctuary are tax deductible. Facebook Page

Aloha Ilio Rescue→

Nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization focused on animal rescue and rehoming. Active in the current crisis helping to manage the dogs rescued from Leilani Estates when their owners were forced to evacuate, many did not have a chance to return home from work to retrieve their animals. Donate button on top right of Facebook page will take you to Paypal to donate


Hawaii Island Humane Society has deployed up to eight animal control officers each day when allowed access into Leilani Estates to search for animals. We have gone door-to-door but much of the subdivision remains off limits due to safety concerns. Hawaii Island Humane Society continues to leave food and water for those animals in Leilani Estates that we have not yet found and rescued.


Prepay for donations of feed or supplies at  199 Kalanikoa St.  You can also purchase a gift card for 10$ or more and ask them to put it in the envelope for punalavaflow2018.  You may designate Bodacious Women or Pu'uhonua o Puna, otherwise Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue will use the funds to provide livestock and other animal feed and supplies to rescuers and animal and livestock foster and temporary shelter hosts. You may also phone in your purchase of a gift card (808) 935-6378. Del's has also made generous in-kind donations to distribution centers

Drop off Gift Cards Only: 80 Pauahi St. Hilo, HI 96720 • (808) 315-8484 • Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm • Saturday 4pm - 9pm


Prepay for donations  or purchase Gift Certificates in any amount at Miranda's and we will work with community partners in Lower Puna to purchase and distribute pet and livestock feed to needy families and people responding to the displaced animal crisis there.  Miranda's has also made generous in-kind donations to distribution centers. 

845 Kanoelehua Ave Ste A
Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: +1 (808) 935-4457


Offers free temporary emergency accommodations for evacuated animals, contact at FPG Plant & Animal Sanctuary at 808-968-7161. Located in Mountain View, Hawaii.  A registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization.