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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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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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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’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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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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