Have you ever dreamed of owning a wild animal? Of course, actually owning one would be a huge responsibility that includes possible detriments to your health and financial stability. But the Hawaii Wildlife fund offers an attractive alternative: you can adopt wildlife from them at fraction of the price it takes to keep these animals wild and safe from extinction. Hawaii Subaru has teamed up with Hawaii Wildlife Fund to help keep Hawaii wild; you will find them at the Maui Island Subaru dealership offering wild animal adoptions on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11am to 2pm.
The network of Subaru Hawaii dealerships – Big Island, Kahului and Oahu – will donate $250 to the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and SPCA Maui for every new vehicle sold from Nov. 1 throughout Dec. 31 of this year. Their “Share the Love” events will benefit the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, SPCA Maui, Hawaii Island Humane Society, Oahu SPCA and Hawaii Literacy.
“We are delighted to launch Subaru Hawaii’s Share the Love sales event and give back to the community,” said Glenn Inouye, Senior Vice President, Servco representing the Subaru Hawaii Dealers. “We feel that this promotion will be a win-win for Subaru owners, customers and local non-profit partners. Subaru owners are active members in their local communities and with this program it’s our goal to recognize and celebrate some of those varied groups during the holiday season.”
For those not ready to purchase a car, visit Subaru’s Facebook page and vote for one of the five charities in their poll. The winner, announced at the end of December, will win $5,000 from Subaru.
The Hawaii Wildlife Fund was founded in 1996 and is dedicated to the preservation of the state’s fragile marine ecosystem and its inhabitants. “It’s tricky to focus on one species over another, we focus mauka to makai,” said fund president Hannah Bernard. “Everything we do on land affects the nearshore. Here in Hawaii everything is connected.”
You can also “Share the Love” during this holiday season by donating gift cards to Lowe’s and Home Depot to help pay for much-needed fencing materials and hardware for Hawaii Wildlife Fund’s turtle project on Saturday.
SPCA Maui is fighting an uphill battle with the domestic pets and education about spay and neutering. In our rural communities, financial challenges and a general lack of veterinary services are contributing to a rising population of kittens and puppies that is out of control.
“SPCA Maui is pleased to support Subaru Hawaii’s ‘Share the Love’ promotion,” said Whitney White, SPCA Maui President. “Thank you Subaru Hawaii for helping us promote and provide affordable spay/neuter of companion animals to the Maui community.”