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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Horse Journal Publishes Waikoloa Nightingale Plight

The Hawaii Horse Journal, Malama Lio, published a full page article on the status of re-homing the donkeys around Waikoloa. The Journal can be downloaded, the article is on page 14, complete with two cute pix. The magazine is read by horse enthusiasts from all the Islands and elsewhere, too!   Many thanks to this absorbing publication.

You'll need to download the entire .pdf file to read the article, this is best done from their website

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Team of HSUS Vets Coming to Waikoloa: Needed–Corral and Fenced Pasture

Do you have some fenced land near Waikoloa?

The Medical Associates of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is bringing in three volunteer veterinarians and two vetinary assistants to conduct a clinic neuter captured male donkeys. They will assist Dr. Brady Bergin for 5 days in February. Dr. Bergin with assistants, paniolos and ranchers plan to  capture 100-120 donkeys and have them in a holding area with a cattle corral in time for their visit. After the clinic, the donkeys will be available for adoption.

It is going to be a challenge to capture them because the rain (which is good news) allowed the donkeys to scatter out with more plentiful food and water.

The donkeys who are captured need food and water.  Money can be donated to the USHS to buy feed and other resources used to care for the donkeys. Volunteers are providing veterinary,  logistical and donkey-handling. Please donate money to the USHS Waikoloa donkey program, at

Also, see the "How to Help Page".