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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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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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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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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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Veterinarian Harriet Stewart

UK Veterinarian Harriet Stewart wrote a Blog about her month-long experience volunteering at the Esther Honey Foundation. “I have loved my month here as a ‘honey’- it’s been hard work at times but often very rewarding, and I always feel proud to tell people I meet around the island that I volunteer at the Esther […]

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Thank You Abaxis

Michelle Gray, BVSc Senior Vet, the Esther Honey Foundation Animal Clinic Rarotonga, Cook Islands Working as a vet in the middle of the Pacific Ocean presents some interesting challenges (as well as some amazing benefits). One of the obstacles we face at the Esther Honey Clinic is the lack of veterinary laboratory services – we […]

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Aussie vet back at Esther Honey

Cook Islands News  March  18,  2013 Australian veterinarian Michelle Gray is back on Rarotonga to help out at the Esther Honey Foundation Animal Clinic. Gray first worked on the island in 2010, and has been back and forth between Australia and the Cooks ever since. She arrived on Saturday and will be on Rarotonga for […]

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2012 Clinic Sign

Your contributions at work!

Esther Honey Foundation’s August clinic team treated 302 animals including 18 fish poisoning patients (Whew!) spayed/neutered 52 dogs & cats, rehomed 11 and served 1,024 meals to the animals in our care. How you can help: Join the Esther Honey clinic team and be a part of a proven, successful, non-lethal animal management program making […]

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