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Hui Pono Holoholona low-cost S/N clinic April 30

Cat spay, neuter clinic Tuesday

Hui Pono Holoholona will conduct a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for 40 cats on Tuesday, April 30, at the Keaau Eagles facility. Appointments must be made in advance. Please email or call 968-8279.

“Financial assistance is available,” said program coordinators. “No money is no excuse for not spaying and neutering your cats.” The fee is $25 for feral cats and $45 for pets.

“We need volunteers to help throughout the day,” said a spokesman. “You are welcome to stay and volunteer. There are many ways in which an individual can help.”

Cats need to be delivered in pet carriers or live humane traps, and can’t have food or water before the surgery.

“Currently, over 1,000 healthy dogs and cats are being euthanized on our island each and every month,” said organization founder Frannie Pueo. “Why? Because there are not enough homes for all the puppies and kittens being born. The humane way to reduce animal overpopulation is to spay/neuter dogs and cats.”

Help clean up Bay on Sunday

Join Nautilus Dive Center and Kids Dive In search for underwater trashy treasure.

Coordinators are looking for divers, kayakers and debris monitors to remove debris around Moku Ola, or Coconut Island, in Hilo Bay. Meet at the parking lot of Moku Ola at 10 a.m. Sunday to form debris hunting teams for this Dive for Earth Day Ocean Cleanup in Hilo. The volunteer work day will end about 2 p.m.

Scuba divers are giving the ocean a voice with Project AWARE Dive For Earth Day events around the globe this April.

“Show your appreciation for our ocean planet and help us raise awareness of the many challenges it is facing by joining in this shoreline and underwater Dive for Earth Day Cleanup,” said spokesman Carey Yost.

To find out more about taking action during this Dive for Earth Day event, visit

To sign up for kayaking, debris monitoring or the shoreline and beach cleanup, contact: Yost, of Kids Dive In-Hawaii at 982-7292 or email: Divers wanting to volunteer in the underwater cleanup must contact Bill DeRooy at Nautilus Dive Center at 935-6939.


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