Animals in Need
We are not taking in any new rescues or surrenders at this time.
In just over two years of existence we have given or found a life-long home to over 90 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 in obvious distress, 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.
Even when we are taking in animals, we do not offer rehoming services, as our primary focus is on rescue. If you have a farm-type pet you are 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.