Haku was destined for slaughter but was brought to our attention just in time. We were able to negotiate for Haku's freedom and now he's the sanctuary's first resident and ambassador.
He will live out his days happily, free from fear and harm. He moved in at the end of 2018 and is adjusting to his new home quite nicely! Haku loves to root and wallow in the cool mud, frolic around his enclosure, and play soccer!
Come visit this lovable goofball for muddy cuddles and laughs.
Francis is a Muscovy duck! Muscovy ducks are a domesticated species that have long been bred for meat. Francis was rescued along with his sister Fern as abandoned pets at risk for euthanasia. Our landlord, Melissa is an avid bird-lover and rehabber and sent them our way.
Francis has quite the personality. He is passionate, fun, and sassy! He loves when our caretaker volunteers fill up his pool with fresh water, he eagerly waits to dive right in! Francis also enjoys excursions to the sanctuary's natural ponds, and greeting visitors with hisses and tail wagging.
Yes, "Hei Hei" like the chicken in Moana. He was saved from death when a family found him severely wounded. He was bleeding, missing many of his feathers, and he was very weak. It was immediately apparent that something was wrong with his right eye, as well. He was rescued by the family and brought inside their home to recover. As he got better, he began hanging out with their dog and kids, and soon he thought he was just another member of the gang.
Hei-Hei loves to crow and makes the sweetest rooster noises. He enjoys eating bananas and receiving hugs from our caretaker volunteers. He has become inseparable with Moana, his best friend, and roommate!
Eleanor is a beautiful senior pig living at the sanctuary, being about 9-12 years old. She was rescued from an extreme neglect case. Eleanor was found starving, alone in a concrete pen, living in her own waste. Her owner had already starved two of his horses and a pig to death and was doing the same to Eleanor (for reasons unknown). Luckily, Eleanor was noticed by a woman who began bringing her food scraps and was eventually able to rescue her.
Eleanor's body tells stories, she has cut up ears from a common farm procedure called ear tagging, her tail is cut off in another common procedure called tail docking. Both are done at farms without anesthesia.
Despite all that Eleanor has gone through, she is the most affectionate pig with such an open heart, with only love to give to all who visit her at the sanctuary. She has become best friends with Haku. They cuddle every night! Eleanor is the queen and bosses Haku around, which means she gets first dibs on papayas!
Charlotte was rescued from a pig farm located on the Leeward side of Oahu. Almost all of Charlotte's siblings died from being squashed and suffocated accidentally by their mom. This is an incredibly tragic but common occurrence at pig farms, where mama pigs are kept in gestation crates so small they can't change body positions or move.
Luckily, Charlotte's story took a turn for the better when she crossed paths with her rescuers.
Charlotte loves back scratches and belly rubs. She loves being misted with water and runs around and sometimes does a "piggy pirouette" and twirls around in a circle.
He was rescued when he was just a baby. He was found alone, with a wing deformity that disabled him from being able to fly. The family who rescued Ducklee loves him very much, but they felt bad keeping him caged & alone at their home and knew he would have a better life at the sanctuary.
Ducklee is very friendly, no doubt because of the amazing family he was raised by. He is a very chatty duck, with a lot to express! He loves his pool time and enjoys being the lead sidekick to each of the caretaker volunteers, chasing them around and aiding in daily sanctuary duties!
Ducklee has clambered into many of our volunteers’ laps (and hearts) and we are so happy to welcome him into our Aloha family.
Moana was found by 2 little girls alone at the Windward mall parking lot. She couldn’t even stand and was getting soaked by the rain. These little animal warriors found her and begged their mom to help. So they all brought her home and cared for her, and she lived.
She was brought to the sanctuary and will live out her life in peace with Hei-Hei and the rest of the gang! Moana enjoys belly rubs and finding bugs with Hei Hei. She loves to perch on the volunteers' heads, and is quite the hairstylist!
Yoru aka "Ru"
Yoru is a Polynesian pig born in the wild. She was found alone by a popular hiking trail, where she was approaching people and asking for scraps, and sleeping under a nearby house. She was always seen alone, and never with her family. Normally young piglets like Ru would always be with their mom and siblings. We do not know what happened to her 'ohana, and we don't know why she wasn't with them. Our guess is that they were hunted, which is a common fate for wild pigs in Hawai'i.
Ru has been at the sanctuary since September and she has become inseparable from Charlotte. She is very comfortable with humans, especially when they rub her belly!