Keep toxic plants away from your pet
Hawaiian Humane Society
|Cats love chewing on houseplants, which can be hazardous to their health. It's best to keep cats inside and leave the plants outside.
Azalea (rhododendron species)
Black-eyed susan (Abrus precatorius), also called rosary pea and bead vine, seeds
Bird of paradise (Strelizia regirae), fruits and seeds
Candlenut tree (kukui), especially sap
Cassava (tapioca), leaves and roots
Castor bean (Ricinus communis) also called pa'aila and kamakou, seeds
Cestrum ('ala'aumoe), berries
Chinaberry ('inia), all parts, but especially fruit
Crown flower, pua kalaunu
Crown of thorns
Cup of gold and silver cup
Daffodil (narcissus), bulbs
Elephant ear, also known as 'ape
Foxglove, leaves, seeds, juice and flowers
Gloriosa lily, especially roots
Hawaiian poppy (pua kala)
Hydrangea, especially leaves and buds
Ivy (many varieties), leaves and berries
Jimson weed (Datura stramonium) or thorn apple and kikania haole
Kava, or 'awa in Hawai'i
Lilies such as those popular at Easter
Nightshade, also called deadly nightshade and popolo, including apple of Sodom, Jerusalem cherry and cockroach berry
Oleander (all varieties including be-still tree), all parts
Pencil plant, sap
Plumeria (frangipani), also called pua melia
Philodendron (all varieties), small to monstera
Poinsettia, leaves and flowers
Pokeberry and coral berry
Pothos (Scindapsus aureus)
Red sage (Lantana camara), especially leaves and unripe berries
Slipper flower, especially sap
Star of Bethlehem or pua hoku
Taro, when raw
Umbrella plant (Cyperus alternifolius)
Wisteria, seeds, pods
Yew, needles, bark and seeds
To receive a guide to pet emergencies by mail, call the Humane Society and leave your name and address: 946-2187, ext. 223.
With each cat, June adopters receive a free 3-pound bag of Nutro food, collar, ID tag, microchip ID and cat carrier.
Double adoptions. A single $50 adoption fee is charged for two cats or kittens adopted during June.
Crazy Shirts is providing 200 coupons for a free micro- chip ID with the purchase of a new Adopt-a-Cat T-shirt in June. The $19 T-shirts and coupons are found at Crazy Shirts in Ala Moana Center, Pearlridge and Hale'iwa only.
Friday: "Take Your Dog To Work Day" on O'ahu. For guidelines about pets at work, call the Humane Society, 946-2187, Ext. 212.
June 24: "PetWalk 2001," 8 a.m. Kapi'olani Park (photo-taking at 7:30 a.m.). Two-mile stroll, costume contest, games, picnic. Fee supports Hawaiian Humane Society; entry forms at the society, O'ahu veterinary clinics and pet stores. To receive one by mail, call 946-2187, Ext. 370.
June 30: Paws on the Path hike, 8:30 a.m., Maunawili Falls. Sherry Hunt, 625-6285.