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KARES relies solely on the generosity of the community for all operational expenses. Monetary donations, as well as goods, services, and volunteers, are always needed to continue our efforts to help our homeless animal friends.

We rescue and relocate hundreds of dogs a year. The daily care of such a large community, spaying and neutering, medical treatments, and all the other services provided by our organization are a major expense. Just the veterinary bills can run to thousands of dollars a month.

Donate through our secure online contribution website using a credit or debit card. You can choose to give a one time donation, or setup a recurring donation.

Your donation, in any amount,  helps KARES continue to save our Big Island pets.  Mahalo for your support. 

KARES is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Your donation saves lives and is very much appreciated. Thank you for making a difference!!

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The mission of Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service (KARES) is to rescue and relocate abused, abandoned and stray domestic animals, to provide temporary housing for them through our foster care network and to facilitate adoptions into caring permanent homes.

You can help KARES [EIN: 270575124] fund its mission while avoiding taxes by donating stock directly to them in minutes!

  • Avoid Capital Gains Tax of 15% - 32.8% (federal and state) and NII Tax of 3.8%

  • Deduct the fair market value of the stock (regardless of your cost basis)

  • Let the nonprofit keep the proceeds that would have gone to the IRS

  • It’s now Fast, Safe and Free


Click the "Donate Stock" button below to learn more!


Do you know that you can support KARES through Amazon Smile? It's an easy way to help KARES continue to provide care to our island animals while you shop! 

Here's how to shop AmazonSmile:

1. Visit

2. Use your Amazon login ID & Password

3. Under account settings (three lines Icon in upper left) scroll down to “Your AmazonSmile” and Select “Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service” as your charity

4. Start shopping!

5. Add a bookmark for to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


After initial set up you’ll need to use “” for KARES to get the donations.

Gifts from the Heart

Memorial Donations

One way to express your love or honor a family member, friend or a pet is with a Gift from the Heart. Your honor gift will immediately go toward our life-saving work giving hope to animals needing a second chance.

Once we receive your donation we will send you an email with instructions on how to submit a photograph of your beloved human or pet to be posted on our site.  KARES will send an acknowlegement to you or your loved one.

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