Local pet rescue advocate to find forever homes for shelter animals


HONOLULU (KHON2) – Rocky Kanaka, born and raised in Oahu, knows a thing or two about the aloha spirit. Now he’s showing this aloha to hundreds of shelter animals across the country and raising awareness for adoption.

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Kanaka’s goal is to find forever homes for every animal in the shelter.

“There are a lot of stereotypes that come with adopting a dog,” said Rocky Kanaka, an animal rescue advocate. “A lot of people say, ‘I want to buy a dog, because I want him as a puppy or I want a purebred dog, because we need a good dog. “This is simply not the case.

By delivering a hundred ice cubes and birthday cakes, Kanaka gives back to his four-legged friends and their shelters while spreading his message to his 2 million followers.

“It’s exciting to work with dogs and to know that with any luck when people see this they are going to spend time with their animals or they are going to the shelter to adopt or volunteer. ”

Some of his most viral videos have taken place at the Maui Humane Society.

“I locked myself in the kennel for 24 hours. We completely transformed the kennel into a very small house and I was able to stay with a little guy named Coco. At that time, he just couldn’t be adopted.

Aid companies across Hawaii have seen peaks in adoptions and foster families amid the pandemic, but they are still in need of financial assistance.

Now Kanaka is busier than ever trying to provide ailing shelter.

“We go to the sponsors and we say, ‘Hey, can you sponsor this video? Then we spend these funds to do a makeover for the shelter or donate to the shelter. Hopefully when this is all over I will come back to Hawaii and start working with shelters there as well.

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