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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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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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