Esther Honey takes care of cats on Aitutaki

Cook Islands News: May 28 2008
A total of 114 cats on the outer island of Aitutaki have been desexed, thanks to an EHF Vet Tre®.aitutaki team 08
The visits which were held last month also resulted in 125 cats being treated, making a considerable difference to the cat population. There are no dogs on Aitutaki.

A number of residents on the island have been extremely appreciative of the efforts of the EHF team.

“They did a terrific job and it is greatly appreciated. I hope the organisation can continue to send vets over here from Rarotonga on a regular basis to keep the cats under control,” says Larry Richards.

“I think I can speak for many people here on the island who thank them for all the good work that the organisation does,” says Richards.

EHF is grateful to Aitutaki vet trek liaisons, JoAnne and Jim Brittjin and extend their thanks to all businesses and individuals who enabled EHF to provide service by donating products, services or their time during the two visits – Maria and Allan Mills for lodging; The Dive Centre for their contribution toward the volunteers’ airfares; Pacific Resort and Jason for providing the EHF vet trek clinic site; accommodators Etu Moana, Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas and Sunny Beach Lodge; for meals – Etu Moana, Pacific Resort, TeVaka, Larry Richards and Bishop’s Cruise and activities with Aitutaki Adventures (Puna and Tutu) and Popoara Rentals. — Tara Carr