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Australian vet Michelle Gray at the Esther Honey Foundation Clinic last year.

A “Good News” dog story

Cook Islands News May 27, 2014 Dear Editor, I recently had the holiday of a lifetime planned, spending four weeks in Rarotonga. I had been three times before but only for short breaks so was determined to have a long luxurious break on your beautiful island. We rented a holiday house at Muri Beach and […]

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Hulanesian Fitness instructors (left to right) Kayler Field, Kylie Goulding, Taryn Tiko and Tabitha Ahsin turned up at Esther Honey bearing gifts and struggled to leave without taking these kittens home.

Fitness Instructors Give Gifts to Esther Honey

Cook Islands News Wed, 26 Feb 2014 Animal-loving instructors from the Hulanesian Fitness group generously donated toys, medical supplies and pet food to the Esther Honey Foundation on Monday. Rarotongan-born Jane Archer founded Hulanesian Fitness in Australia two years ago and a group of her instructors have been on the island making donations recently. The idea […]

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Island vet experience rewarding

A love of animals and a desire to learn meant giving up her summer holidays to be a volunteer was not hard for veterinary student Sarah Stephen. Read Story Otaga Daily Times, January 18, 2014

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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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