Aloha Animal Sanctuary

A place where people can visit and form meaningful relationships with the animals.

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Sponsor an Animal

Experience the joy of sponsoring an animal!

 

At Aloha Animal Sanctuary, we run completely off volunteers and donations like yours. There are no paid positions here.

All donations go towards caring for the animals. 

 

If you wish to sponsor a resident, please take a look below.

To see our complete gallery of photographs, please visit @alohaanimalsanctuary on Instagram.

 

Sponsors receive:

Aloha Animal Sanctuary tee, private tour, certificate of adoption,

portrait of sponsored animal, 3 AAS logo stickers, & quarterly updates

HAKU

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 quitenicely! Haku loves to root and wallow in the cool mud, frolic around his enclosure, and play soccer!​

FRANCIS

Francis is a Muscovy duck! He came to the sanctuary with his sister Fern when they were wee ducklings. Muscovy ducks are a domesticated species that have long been raised for their meat, but our landlord (shoutout to the best landlord ever!) Melissa is an avid bird-lover and rehabber, and sent them our way.
 

Francis has since grown into a handsome young man full of personality. But he has also developed some issues with his feet, which we have been told may be a result of irresponsible breeding. We are doing our best to make sure he and the other animals stay happy and healthy and receive the medical attention they need.

HEI HEI

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 most adorable noises.  He enjoys eating bananas and receiving affection from our caretaker volunteers.  

ELEANOR

Eleanor is a beautiful 8-12 year old pig with quite the story. She spent most of her life in a concrete pen, starving, with no other animals and no affection (swipe right to see her before being saved). Her owner starved two of his horses to death and was doing the same to Eleanor (for reasons unknown). Luckily, Elenor was noticed by a woman who began bringing her food scraps and was eventually able to rescue her.

She is 200lbs bigger than Haku, weighing in at about 600+ lbs! But don’t let her size alarm you. She craves attention and affection and loves to be with her hoomans.

CHARLOTTE

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.

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 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! 

LUNA

Luna and Ares were surrendered to the Humane Society who then reached out to the sanctuary with hopes we would accept them into our 'ohana. They are Muscovy ducks, which is a breed commonly used for meat. The humane society worried they would be adopted for the wrong reasons, as were we, so we brought them to the sanctuary where they will be protected for the rest of their lives. 

 

Luna has a very relaxed, calm temperament. Ares is a bit more...bold, which isn't an uncommon trait in ducks.

 

Ares and Luna are enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and all of the bugs the sanctuary has to over. They love swimming in their pool and follow each other everywhere – they are quite the lovers. 

ARES

Luna and Ares were surrendered to the Humane Society who then reached out to the sanctuary with hopes we would accept them into our 'ohana. They are Muscovy ducks, which is a breed commonly used for meat. The humane society worried they would be adopted for the wrong reasons, as were we, so we brought them to the sanctuary where they will be protected for the rest of their lives. 

 

Luna has a very relaxed, calm temperament. Ares is a bit more...bold, which isn't an uncommon trait in ducks.

 

Ares and Luna are enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and all of the bugs the sanctuary has to over. They love swimming in their pool and follow each other everywhere – they are quite the lovers. 

WAIPUNA 'Ā KA MAHINA

aka "WAI"

Her name translates to: spring water that shines bright like the moon. Her light is a reflection of the moonlight. Hina is the woman in the moon, and is the mother of Maui. She controls the waves and tides. We wanted to tie her name into Waipuna's and ask Hina to be like a mother to her. Now Hina will always be looking over her while she grows. 

 Wai came from a truly sad situation out in the mountains of Mākaha. People caught a bunch of little goats like Wai and stole them from their mothers to sell on Craigslist. She was only about a week old at the time, and the people quickly realized she needed 24 hr care being so young and without a mother to feed her. She was rescued and has been fostered by our garden lead, Brian, who has become Wai's mom! She will remain in his care until she is old enough to be at the sanctuary. 

MOANA

This gentle lady was found at the Windward Mall parking lot. She couldn't even stand and was getting soacked by the rain. Some sweet children found her and begged their mom to help. So they brought her home and cared for her, and she lived.

Like Hei-hei, she is a special chicken. She sometimes struggles with eating, and sometimes has issues with her wing. But she loves being the center of attention, sitting on your head, eating your hair, getting head pets, and sleeping on a pillow. She hates not being anything but the center of attention! Silly hen. We love you Moana!

DUCKLEE

Ducklee was rescued by a family when he was just a baby. He was found alone, with a wing deformity that disabled him from being able to fly. The family love Ducklee very much but they felt bad keepign him caged and alone at their home and knew he would have a better life at the sanctuary.

Duckless joined Fern, a Muscovy duck who has a disability of her own, and they have become good friends, just like Haku and Eleanor!

Ducklee is very friendly, no doubt because of the amazing family he was raised by, and loves to snuggle. He has already clambered into many of our volunteers' laps (and hearts) and we are so happy to welcome him into our Aloha 'ohana!

FERN

Fern is a Muscovy duck! She came to the sanctuary with her brother Francis when they were wee ducklings. Muscovy ducks are a domesticated species that have long been raised for their meat, but our landlord (shoutout to the best landlord ever!) Melissa is an avid bird-lover and rehabber, and sent them our way.
 

Fern has a disability and lives with her friend Ducklee, who has a wing deformity. We are careful when we are partnering animals because, like people, not everyone gets along. But Fern and Ducklee make a great pair and have bonded.

ANNA

Meet Anna. She and her sister Elsa came from a local goat dairy farm. On any kind of dairy farm, in order for goats or cows to produce milk, they must deliver a baby first. In order to continue producing milk, many babies must be delivered throughout their lives.

 

The babies are removed from the mums within the first few days of life so the farmers can control how much milk they drink, and they take the milk for human consumption. Momma goats often grieve when they are separated from their babies, as they have a maternal bond with their kids, just like humans.

Anna was a runt and would have eventually been impregnated and used for her milk producing, then eventually sold off for her meat once she stopped producing enough milk. Thankfully, she was donated to us by the farmer so she could live out the rest of her life with her sister!

ELSA

This is Elsa, named after Disney Princess. She and her sister Elsa came from a local goat dairy farm. On any kind of dairy farm, in order for goats or cows to produce milk, they must deliver a baby first. In order to continue producing milk, many babies must be delivered throughout their lives.

 

The babies are removed from the mums within the first few days of life so the farmers can control how much milk they drink, and they take the milk for human consumption. Momma goats often grieve when they are separated from their babies, as they have a maternal bond with their kids, just like humans.

Elsa was a runt and would have eventually been impregnated and used for her milk producing, then eventually sold off for her meat. Thankfully, she was donated to us by the farmer so she could live out the rest of her life with her sister!

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