Regarding the recent video of a man appearing to throw a cat off a balcony, our own Alli was approached for comment about the horrific act. As Alli said, animals depend on people in power to look out for them. We hope that people will wield that power and bring that man to justice. As of this writing, the Hawaiian Humane Society is offering a $5000 reward for any information that will lead to the arrest of the individual who committed the crime.
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Anybody who has lived in Hawai‘i is no doubt familiar with community cats. Whether you view them as part of life in Hawai‘i or a nuisance (or both), there's no getting around the fact that community cats are an issue that cannot be ignored. What is a community cat? Aren't they all just feral cats? Not quite. The ASPCA and many animal rescue/welfare organizations use the term "community cats" to describe cats and colonies of cats who are not owned by people. Amongst those cats