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Vet nurse Lydia Champ, pictured with dog Candy, is one of four new volunteers at the Esther Honey Clinic.

New volunteers at Esther Honey

Cook Islands News Sept 9 2013   Four Australian volunteers have arrived on Rarotonga to help out at the Esther Honey Foundation (EHF). The new members of the Esther Honey team – vets Shelley Wiltshire and Adrian Anderson, vet nurse Lydia Champ and volunteer Bec Rosel – arrived last Saturday. Wiltshire, Champ and Rosel will […]

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Esther Honey’s practice manager Carl Hartnett with volunteer from Italy Martina Majavacchi – who has been at the clinic for two and a half months – and dogs Flora (left) and Candy.

Local dogs ‘more bark than bite’

Cook Islands News Aug 31, 2013 Following two letters of complaint to CINews about roaming dogs, Esther Honey’s practice manager Carl Hartnett says Rarotongan dogs are generally more bark than bite. “If you go to any of the Pacific Islands you’ll have dogs roaming everywhere – and the Rarotongan dogs are more friendly. Generally the […]

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Esther Honey director Carl Hartnett (second from right) with former director Gregg Young and volunteers Amanada Dalsgaard (left) and Christina Petri in January.

Thank You Esther Honey

Cook Is News, 29 Aug 2013 LETTERS Dear Editor, My family and I were recently on holiday for 10 days on your beautiful island. This was our second time to the Cook Islands, but we haven’t visited for some years. I am a huge animal lover and I dedicate a lot of my time and money […]

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Girls with Cali

Another Perspective on Island Dogs

Cook Islands News Aug 27, 2013 LETTERS Dear Editor, As practice manager at the Esther Honey Foundation clinic, I have a very different perspective on our island dogs than those views expressed in the two recent letters of complaint. I talk with lots of tourists who stop by our stall at the market every week […]

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Free desexing (Spay/Neuter) for all dogs and cats

The right thing to do for your friend and for your island – Spay/Neuter OWNED — HOMELESS — FREE-ROAMING EHF Census Reports (2010 and 2011) confirm that, together, Esther Honey and the Rarotonga community have significantly and humanely decreased the number of dogs on the island from 6,000 to fewer than 2,000. The only way […]

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Cinzia Cordella DVM MRCVS Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Veterinarian, Cinzia Cordella

“At the end of last summer I spent 2 months in Rarotonga, working as volunteer senior veterinary surgeon at the EHF. When I landed at the Rarotonga Airport I knew that someone would be there to pick me up, but as I passed the arrival gates I soon learned that no one from the Esther […]

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Callum Bennie, University of Sydney

Vet Student, Callum Bennie

Michelle Gray and Carl Hartnett, both of whom serve as the backbone of the EHF clinic, for their guidance during my 2 week stint in the Cook Islands. My exceptional experience was, in no small part, due to their dedication to the clinic and their local knowledge. I am in awe of the work being […]

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Thank You Butler Schein Animal Health

Working as a vet at the Esther Honey Vet Clinic on Rarotonga, there are certain common problems that we deal with day in and day out. One of the biggest problems is fleas. Following closely behind is intestinal worms. While it’s the more dramatic cases that tend to catch people’s attention (dogs hit by cars, […]

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Jazz Dinner Raises Money for EHF

Mulgoa Valley Gazette The 10th Annual Charity Jazz Dinner took place last month at the fabulous Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club in Luddenham. The night was superbly co-ordinated by Dr Adrian Sheen and was a huge success. This year, the event celebrated its 10th year and proudly supported the Esther Honey Foundation (EHF). The […]

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NZ High Commission & Hash House Harriers hold fundraiser for Esther Honey Founda

Dinner Gives Esther Honey a Hand

Cook Islands News 25 June 2013  A pot luck BBQ dinner fundraiser to provide cash injection for the Esther Honey Foundation was held on Saturday night at the NZ High Commission residence with the help of the Rarotonga Hash Harriers, Hussies and Hoffspring. The evening, the idea of Leoni Carter, wife of NZ High Commissioner […]

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