Local animal sanctuary needs critter feeders
The Tasha Ohana Animal Sanctuary in mauka Hilo is home to more than 70 dogs, 200 cats and six trained pigs.
That’s a lot of animals to feed every day, and animal-loving volunteers are always welcomed.
These days, the nonprofit shelter could really use a hand — several hands, actually.
“Our primary feeder recently fractured her right shoulder in a few places when she fell inside one of the dog kennels. Naturally, she’s in a lot of pain and will have her arm immobilized in a sling for at least eight weeks,” said volunteer Rosemary Karlsson. “We sure could use some extra help feeding the cats and dogs.”
“The animals come to the sanctuary when no other options are available except euthanasia,” said Karlsson. “Big Island residents bring animals to the shelter because they know that Tasha Ohana will provide a safe and healthy environment on more than 13 acres of land for the animals to live their lives.”
“When possible, adoption homes are found, but if not, no animal is put down unless it is sick or has a poor quality of life.” If you can assist, please call 959-4534.
The public is invited to view photos of dogs and cats waiting to be adopted at www.tashaohana.petfinder.com.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.