Animals in Need
We are not taking in any new rescues or surrenders at this time.
In just two years of existence we have given or found a life-long home to almost 80 animals, 30 of those in 2020- even during COVID and with very limited resources. For now, we have reached our max- financially and physically. We must put the health and welfare of our current residents first, and not outgrow our means. So, until further notice, we are not able to take in any more animals. When that changes, our website will be updated.
If you have an animal in need, there are several different sanctuaries and rescues here on the island that you can reach out to (simply google "animal rescue big island" or "farm sanctuary big island"). IF YOU FIND A WILD BABY ANIMAL, we ask that you do not immediately pick them up and put them in your car. More often than not, the animal is perfectly healthy and happy, and mom is just a little ways away. When you unnecessarily remove an otherwise healthy animal from their environment, you are stealing them from their family and freedom, and creating a lifelong dependence on humans that wasn't ultimately necessarily, thus taking away space for a future animal in real need. Unless the animal is obviously in need, we suggest you leave them be. Wild animals prefer to be wild! If you do take them in, please consider that you may be the one to ultimately care for the animal, as sanctuaries on the island are bursting at the seams and turning away animals almost daily.
If you have a farm-type pet you're trying to place in a new home, we recommend posting them in Facebook groups such as Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue and Homesteadin' Hawaii. Please do your due-diligence before placing your animal in a new home. While we have had good luck with these groups in the past, we cannot be responsible for what happens to an animal once placed in a new home.