First photo: Kindra Sabado of Haiku gets a kiss from Lucy the dog as daughters Realani (left), 5, and Isabella, 9, look on Saturday during the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation's Holiday Adopt-a-thon at the Maui Mall. Lucy was one about 30 dogs and puppies wagging their tails and doing their best to find a family to take them home.
Second photo: Tom Dearborn of Kihei pets a 3-day-old puppy that he is helping care for after it was abandoned last week. Looking on is Pono Hodges, 3, of Pukalani. Dearborn is a volunteer for the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation.
Third photo: Pono Hodges, 3, of Pukalani holds a puppy while trying to show his dad, Steven, that he is careful enough to have a dog. "He says he wants four dogs," Steven Hodges said.
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