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Junior volunteer vets share the love for animals

Junior volunteer vets share the love for animals

Wednesday October 15, 2014 Cook Islands News It’s not typical to see two young girls sacrificing school holiday fun for animals but that’s exactly what two St Joseph School students are up these school holidays. Te-Atua-Nui (Tea) George and Avana Hagai have been putting in loads of time at the local animal clinic in Nikao […]

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Vet Becci Darby with a blind dog called Victor, just one of thousands of animals to have been helped by the Esther Honey Foundation. 14072354

Esther Honey to benefit from trivia

Cook Islands News July 25, 2014 A trivia night is being held at Nu Vaima Bistro to help the Esther Honey Foundation Animal Clinic raise money to buy much-needed medical equipment. Just a few weeks ago, the clinic was calling for donations towards the cost of a new vehicle. Practice Manager Amy Compton said an […]

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Dogs an ‘incredible bonus’

Dogs an “Incredible Bonus”

Cook Islands News, July 21, 2014 Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, We have just returned home to New Zealand after the most magical time in Rarotonga. It was fabulous in so many ways, including the stunning beaches. But the one very amazing and unexpected attraction at Muri Beach was the dogs. What an absolutely […]

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Esther Honey Practice Manager Amy Compton (left) and volunteer Michelle Gray are caught sampling baked goods they prepared for a fundraising event at Hash House Harriers. 14071104

Esther Honey Raises Funds for Vehicle

Cook Islands News, July 12, 2014 Hard-working volunteers at the Esther Honey Foundation are trying to raise about $8000 to buy a new vehicle – and made a healthy sum selling baked goods this week. The Animal Clinic, which has treated more than 38,000 animals since being established in 1995, lost its previous car to […]

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Consider Animal Welfare Tax

Cook Islands News, Tuesday April 01, 2014 Published in Letters to the Editor   Dear Editor, My partner and I had dreams of visiting the beautiful Cook Islands. That dream was realised and it was more than we expected back in February-March 2013. We found that the beautiful people were honestly friendly and the scenery […]

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Cruelty to cat ‘unspeakable’

Cook Islands News May 24 2014  LETTERS Dear Editor, Prov 12:10 “A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest act of the wicked are cruel” and on this note I would like to bring to the scrutiny of the public a very distressing incident. While I was at the EHF […]

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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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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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