Support KHS Whistleblowers

$3,235 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 35 months
Saill White
on behalf of Mark Hurt
 LIHUE, HI
Two brave employees of the Kauai Humane Society have been fired for going public with their complaints about mistreatment of animals, unfairness to employees and possible mismanagement of funds by the shelter's executive director, Penny Cistaro.

This fund is for their legal and personal support now that they have found themselves suddenly and unfairly unemployed.

These whistleblowers exposed a situation that revealed contractual compliance issues and legal compliance issues giving them protection under Hawaii whistleblower statutes, BUT these fired employees must file the lawsuit. The lawsuit is important because it will shine the light of truth on these matters and will be an important tool in forcing change.

The Kauai Humane Society has suffered deep damage under the management of Ms. Cistaro. She has needlessly killed countless animals, managed the shelter in such a way that employees have been unable to properly care for animals and has discriminated against employees that have advocated to save animals and for better conditions.

There is much more information about the situation at the shelter here:
kauaicoalitionforanimals.com
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Wow - we are nearly 1/3 of our way to the goal! Thanks to all you wonderful supporters. Meanwhile, public support for the fired employees and outrage against Penny Cistaro and the KHS board of directors has been mounting.

Although the local Garden Island News refuses to report on this situation, Hawaii News Now covered the protests and the story beautifully a few days ago. Here is their story and video: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/29473098/exclusive-kauai-humane-society-fires-two-whistle-blowing-managers
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Nearly a quarter of the way to our goal!!! Thank you so much for all your kind support. Please keep sharing and "liking" our campaign. It looks like we might have quite a battle on our hands, so every bit helps.
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Saill White
35 months ago

Very happy to be able to support the brave KHS employees who were terminated for telling the truth. Here's to a future of justice, transparency and compassion for all the people and animals of Kauai!

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$3,235 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 35 months
Created June 25, 2015
Saill White
on behalf of Mark Hurt
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RG
$25
Rebecca Gorsline
34 months ago

Thank you guys for having so much integrity and being so brave.

FN
$25
Faye Newfield
34 months ago

You two have made a good cause to challenge the status quo. I am certain that there are not enough people like you in the world. Hugs and positive thoughts your way.

$40
Anonymous
34 months ago
$300
Anonymous
35 months ago
$200
Anonymous
35 months ago
$20
Anonymous
35 months ago
TS
$250
Ted and Betty Steinberg
35 months ago (Offline Donation)

With all the documentation that was submitted to the board, it is a shame they chose to do nothing. That is one of the problems with having a board without a limit on how long they can serve. They are more interested in follow the leader so they can remain on the board. The non-profit boards I am familiar with had term limits.

$1,000
Anonymous
35 months ago
HR
$75
Hinkle Ronald
35 months ago

Penny Cistaro is the problem

$35
Liz Tidwell
35 months ago

I support you two!

Saill White
35 months ago

Very happy to be able to support the brave KHS employees who were terminated for telling the truth. Here's to a future of justice, transparency and compassion for all the people and animals of Kauai!

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