Hui Pono Holoholona

Volume 1, Issue 2
September 2008


In this issue:

HPH members Colleen Egbert and Satu Paulsen worked with Eagle members  Nancy and Richard Robbins to TNR several of the abandoned cats at the  Eagle's in Keaau.  Three of the cats have been taken in by Nancy, and she  is close to finding a home for a another cat.  HPH became involved in  May when Satu attended a HPH meeting and brought our HPH literature to the Eagles, and they in turn sent a $50 donation to HPH.  Other members of the Eagles, however, preferred to trap a couple of cats and took them  to the Humane Society.  At present, there are a couple of nursing cats,  some kittens,  and one young male to be treated and returned or adopted.TOP

Rescue From Eagles

Did You Know...

Don't Throw Away That Empty Cartridge

CATober The First

Give Aloha

How Old Is Your Dog?

Preventive Medicine

'Opala 'Ilio

Meet "Hui"


State of Hawai'i Act 114, Session Laws 2007, created the offense of cruelty to animals in the first degree, making it a felony to intentionally or knowingly torture, mutilate, or poison or cause the torture, mutilation, or poisoning of any pet animal resulting in serious bodily injury or death of the pet animal.  The legislature found that violence, whether against humans or animals, must be not tolerated in our society. Evidence suggests a link between animal abuse and the commission of violent acts against humans.  Hawai'i was only one of nine states in the United States without a felony offense for domestic animal abuse.  The legislature also found that pet animals provide a close emotional bond and relationship with their owners and family members and friends.  Violence and harm committed against the animals have a significant emotional impact on their owners and family.  The felony provisions of Act 114 protect pet animals.

It’s been a year since animal cruelty became a felony in the State of Hawai‘i.  Under this law, cruelty in the first degree occurs when a person tortures, mutilates or poisons a pet, causing serious bodily injury or death.  Pets are defined as dogs, cats, domesticated rabbits, guinea pigs, domesticated pigs and caged birds that are not bred for consumption.  This Class C felony of cruelty to animals in the first degree is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.  The measure also renames the existing misdemeanor provisions as cruelty in the second degree, which is punishable by a maximum of a $2,000 fine and a year in jail.  Cruelty in the second degree applies to “every living creature except a human being.”  It includes torturing, tormenting, beating, starving, overloading or intentionally driving over an animal.TOP

HPH has launched a fundraising project with the help of an inkjet recycling company, Empties4Cash. Empty inkjet cartridges can be recycled and remanufactured. HPH will receive up to $4.00 for each cartridge turned in. This will directly benefit HPH and the animals, not to mention it is great for the environment.

You can help! Any inkjet cartridge with a print head can be recycled, regardless of brand or type. Do you have an HP, Lexmark, Xerox, Compaq, Brother, Dell, Canon or Apple printer? Bring in your empty OEM inkjet cartridges (placed in the original box that you would have thrown away to keep it safe from spills and damages, or a Ziploc bag) to membership meetings, yard sales or Wal-Mart Sundays. (Note: Epson cartridges cannot be recycled as they don't have a print head.)TOP


Empty Cartridges
On The Loose

CATober The First
Port Washington, New York’s North Shore Animal League America declares 'CATober The First' as 'purr-fect' occasion to recognize felines' legacy.  For the pet experts who lovingly tend to cats and kittens waiting to be adopted at North Shore Animal League America, among the most frequently asked question is "How old is that cat?" Most rescuers can determine the approximate age of a feline, in years, but for the majority, their actual birth dates remain unknown. To give these beautiful animals their much deserved recognition, the Animal League will declare the first day of the tenth month of 2008, October 1st, as CATober The First, a universal birthday for shelter and rescue cats everywhere.

According to a recent survey, we live in a nation where cats, numbering 82 million strong, are the most popular household pet, outranking dogs, birds and rabbits. Many owners are known to select random dates to celebrate their adopted kitty's birthday. They opt for a significant occasion, a family member's birthday, or a holiday that reflects the pet's personality, or in many cases, the date on which the cat was adopted. Now, owners can designate a celebratory date with the unveiling of CATober the First.

To help with the celebration, North Shore Animal League America is inviting cat lovers nationwide to actively participate in the CATober The First festivities by expressing their birthday wishes to their own beloved furry companions, or even a family member or a neighbor's rescued cat with a specially designed Happy CATober The First e-card greeting. The greetings, with three colorful designs to choose from, can be sent from the Animal League's website, www.AnimalLeague.org, starting Monday, September 22, 2008.TOP

Just a few days left to donate to HPH through the Sack N Save Give Aloha program.  As of September 17th, $40 has been donated to HPH.  We can do better than that.  Take your Maika’i card and go shopping.  Remember, Foodland and Western Union will match a portion of each donation throughout the month of September.


Size and Aging
Calendar Years Under 20 lbs 20-50 lbs 50-90 lbs Over 90 lbs
1 15 15 14 12
2 23 24 22 20
3 28 29 29 28
4 32 34 34 35
5 36 38 40 42
6 40 42 45 49
7 44 47 50 56
8 48 51 55 64
9 52 56 61 71
10 56 60 66 78
11 60 65 72 86
12 64 69 77 93
13 68 74 82 101
14 72 78 88 108
15 76 83 93 115
16 80 87 99 123
17 84 92 104  
18 88 96 109  
19 92 101 115  
20 96 105 120  

The above table is based on averages. However, considering the additional factors (such as breed) would give a more accurate forecast for individual dogs. The oldest recorded age for a dog is 27 years.TOP

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." Mother Teresa




Such a fancy dog
Black on white, dots and splotches
Always dressed for town

Studies have indicated that having your female dog spayed before she matures can significantly reduce the risk of mammary gland cancer.  This also eliminates her chance of uterine infections.  "Spayed" means the dog has had her ovaries and uterus removed.

Neutering your male dog prevents testicular cancer and can prevent dog health problems of the prostate.  This also can help reduce some behavioral problems.  "Neutered" means the dog has had his testicles removed.

If possible, for optimal preventive dog health care, both procedures should be performed by six months of age.TOP

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This puppy was very sick, stunned and abandoned at the Kea'au Recycle area, less than a 100 feet away from Kea'au HIHS.  Puppy could not understand what horrible thing it could have done to deserve to be thrown away like garbage ('opala). 



The good news is, that it was rescued by an everyday ordinary person, who is the Hero of this lucky puppy.  After a Vet visit, as you can see, it's pretty happy to be given a 2nd chance.


 Hui Pono Holoholona

P.O. Box 943
Mountain View, HI 96771

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Open to comments is our new Representative of "HUI" the dog, courtesy of local artist Makana, also known as Mr. Brian Revell.  Hui's name will be placed where the shirt paws are.  We are in the process of developing personalities and caricatures for Hui the dog, and Pono the cat.  Caricature of Pono will be in the next Punahele.                                TOP