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The right thing to do for your friend and for your island: Spay/Nueter

Top Reason to Donate to The Esther Honey Foundation in 2014

Your donation can help ensure that the Esther Honey Foundation volunteers have all of the drugs, equipment and supplies required to treat more than 3,000 Cook Islands’ animals annually. These funds are critical to continuing Esther Honey’s life-saving services. The Esther Honey Foundation has been the sole provider of companion animal veterinary services, humane population management […]

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Caring for Animals of the South Pacific

“Lots of people love animals, but some are better able to put those sentiments into action. Cathy Sue Ragan-Anunsen is a dynamo – animal lover and mover of mountains. She tells SAT how an innocent holiday to the Cook Islands has turned into an international effort to care for the country’s critters.” Dr. Anne Fawcett. […]

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Animal Lovers Unite

Animal Lovers Unite and Donate!

Cook Islands News Wed, 27, Nov Christmas has come early for staff and animals at the local Esther Honey Foundation animal clinic in Nikao with a whopping $22,000 donation of food and pet equipment by the visiting Rogz for Dogz Vaka Eiva team. This is the sixth year the visiting Australian paddling team has donated […]

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2012 Statement of Services

In 2012, 80 International EHF volunteers, including 35 veterinarians, travelled to the Cook Islands to treat 3,112 animals, spay and neuter 600 cats and dogs, serve 14,953 meals to the animals in our care, rehome 244 homeless cats and dogs and conduct EHF VET TREK® free clinics to an outer island. EHF’s humane education program […]

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Sarah Healy

No place like home

November 06, 2013 Cook Islands News Sarah Healy is one of 10 volunteers currently at the Esther Honey clinic, helping to care for a recent influx of animals who are in need of a home. With ‘kitten season’ in full swing, there are 17 kittens looking for a place to call home, as well as […]

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Esther Honey Foundation practice manager Carl Hartnett has returned home to Australia.

Esther Honey manager leaves the island

Cook Islands News Monday 23, Sept The Esther Honey Foundation’s practice manager Carl Hartnett said a sad farewell to the Cooks Thursday evening. Hartnett started his work at the foundation in January after moving to the Cooks from Melbourne, Australia. He recently decided to return to Australia to have access to medical treatment that is […]

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Shelley, Lydia and Bec

Senior Veterinarian, Shelley Wiltshire BVSc (Hons)

My Esther Honey Experience I spent two weeks at the Esther Honey Foundation, alongside two close friends, Lydia and Bec. From the moment we arrived at Rarotonga airport, we knew we would be in for something different. The laid-back and friendly nature of the people was evident from the moment we landed, and as soon […]

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Esther Honey’s practice manager Carl Hartnett will be leading the foundation’s canine census.

Dogs to be counted on Raro

Cook Islands News Sat, 31 Aug The Esther Honey Foundation (EHF) will soon be taking on the lofty goal of counting the number of dogs on the island. This is the fourth time the foundation has conducted a dog census on Rarotonga, which aims to collect accurate information about the number of island dogs and their […]

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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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