Our Angel Fund
We’ve established what we call the Angel Fund to help Maui pets in need. With your help, funds raised by donations go to support the care of abandoned animals until they can be placed in a loving home, as well as the care of pets urgently needing veterinary care but the financial challenges of their loving owners do not permit the necessary life-saving treatments.
We believe all animals deserve a healthy start and if needed, a second start. Our team participates in nonprofit and community programs to improve the quality of life for animals. We also donate considerable time to ‘second-chance’ cases with all treatments done at no cost thanks to donations to our Angel Fund.
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Meet Princess, our next angel! Her family found her and were happy to bring her home. Shortly after, Princess got pregnant and had 5 adorable kittens, but unfortunately, she got an infection in her uterus a few days after giving birth. The angel fund and CMAC were happy to help aid Princess in her recovery. She is now recovering well at home with her adorable babies!
Our next Angel Fund pet is Chip. Chip came in to CMAC early one morning for vomiting on and off for a little over a week. The pet parents became concerned that morning because he was vomiting so much and didn’t want to eat. He went into surgery and a fishing bobber with line and hook was removed from his intestinal tract. He was on the way to recovery. The next day, he was doing very well. Chip was up, walking, eating, and happy.
Unfortunately later that night, he became very lethargic again and just wasn’t doing as well as before. Later it was discovered that his intestines had started to telescope; also known as intussusception. There was noting further that we could do for him. Taking him back to surgery was a very high risk and sadly Chip’s family had to say goodbye. Rest well Chip boy, we may have only known you for a short time, but you were such a good boy!
Poi is a stray that came to Central Maui Animal Clinic one day. We started feeding him, trying to get him comfortable enough for us to touch him. He was really scared. He eventually became more comfortable with us but not enough for us to catch him without a trap. Once we trapped him, we tested him for FeLV/FIV which he was negative for, yay! We also neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated him, and released him back out by the clinic where he still gets his feedings.
Her Case of Demodex is Proving to Be a Challenge
This sweet girl is a fighter, but her case of demodex is proving to be extremely challenging to cure. From a great start in her recovery & months of medications to a now slow regress, we are not giving up yet. The demodex was so bad, the ivermectin has not cured it and her allergies are in a flare up. We will be giving her a specialized dip in hopes that this will be the ticket to happier days for this girl. We have our fingers and toes crossed that the next update on her will be a positive one, as we can’t stand her suffering.
Manaleo was brought in after being hit by a car. Due to certain circumstances, Manaleo was released to us and we’ve been caring for her ever since. Manaleo had to have her rear left leg amputated due to her injuries, but that doesn’t stop her from getting around! She is such a happy dog and we are lucky to have her with us for the time being! Manaleo is very sweet with people and cats but does not like other dogs very much, but that’s okay! She’s got lots of love to give and the Angel Fund was happy to assist in getting Manaleo all the care she needed and she is recovering extremely well!
Snarf came in to see us because she was vomiting and gagging and not eating. X-rays showed something concerning in the stomach and blood work was also concerning for an obstruction. She was taken to surgery that night. At the beginning of surgery, it was found that she had very bad ulceration and inflammation at the back of her throat that was excruciatingly painful. After surgery we started medications to heal the throat area. She also had a feeding tube placed. She is home with her family and tolerating tube feedings very well! Snarf is making a great recovery!
Bebe is an adorable 1-year-old Frenchie that everyone at CMAC has fallen in love with! She had pyometra, which is an infection of the uterus and is potentially life-threatening if not addressed. We were able to get her the surgery she needed and she is recovering very well at CMAC! She is so sweet and loves everyone! We adore her so much!
Stella is a very sweet girl who unfortunately has cancer. We had Dr. Curtis Willauer perform cryosurgery on her eyelids and nose is order to freeze the unwanted cancer cells. She may possibly need another treatment in the future. But this first treatment went well and Stella is recovering well at home with her owner, Mike!
She was found by some good-hearted tourists on Hana Highway and taken in by Maui Pitbull Rescue. MPR reached out to us for help and we instantly fell in love with this adorable face. Gina from MPR also fell in love with her and was the one who named her Posh. Gina was going to adopt her as soon as she was better. Unfortunately, after a full examination, Posh was diagnosed with cancer and crossed the rainbow bridge ? We were at least able to give her a chance.
Meet Gamby! Angel #54 was in desperate need for some dental work and the Angel Fund was happy to assist! Gamby’s family was very sweet and Gamby was even sweeter – no wonder he needed dental work! A big thanks to Dr. Tiffany Nunan for doing an excellent job cleaning this little guy’s teeth!
This is Keha, unfortunately he was hit by a car on March 21, 2018. He suffered from head trauma but has been able to pull through! Keha is one tough cookie! Keha has been at Central Maui Animal Clinic recovering and has been doing well enough to be released! Keha is expected to go home and be reunited with his family! The Angel Fund was happy to assist in Keha’s journey to recovery and we wish nothing for the best for him and his family!
Johnnie Cat is our residential clinic cat! She likes to hang out around our clinic and took a special interest in our boarding manager, Johnnie. They developed a relationship, now her and Johnnie are best friends and she developed the name “Johnnie Cat”. When brought in for an exam we all realized she was in desperate need of a dental cleaning! So the Angel Fund was ready to take care of Johnnie Cat and she became Angel #50! We are so grateful to everyone that donates to the Angel Fund because it makes helping animals in need possible! We can’t wait to help many more animals in the future! Thank you all for your support!
Sweet Calli and her owner, Paula, originally came to our West Maui Animal Clinic in hopes of treating an ear infection. When treatments were not effective, Calli was referred to our Central Maui Animal Clinic, where Dr. Curtis Willauer performed surgery to remove Calli’s ear canal after cancer was found. The Angel Fund was happy to assist in getting the surgery that Calli desperately needed.
The Angel Fund decided to help a friend/client in need of monetary help with vaccinations, dewormer, etc. for little angel “Kele”. After all, they say a dog is a man/woman’s best friend and we need to make sure our best friends are healthy and protected!
Zully presented to our South Maui Animal Clinic straining to use the bathroom. Upon further examination, it was quickly realized that poor Zully was blocked! Unfortunately, he had struvite crystals and stones that caused this. Zully’s family contacted the Angel Fund and we were happy to assist this wonderful family in getting their cat the care he needed. Luckily the problem was caught early and Zully was able to recover well after his procedure. He was hospitalized for 4 days on fluids to flush out his bladder and was then sent home with new food and medications. Zully is now doing very well at home and we wish them the best!
In November 2017 Joseph B. arrived on Maui with his beautiful puggle “Duke”, his wife and young children. We were able to meet them at the airport through our direct release program and we were happy to welcome such an amazing family to the island! However, soon after arriving on Maui, they encountered an unfortunate and dangerous living situation that forced them to leave Maui for their own safety. In the chaotic process of relocating his family, Duke was forced to remain on Maui. Joseph called in desperation seeking any advice, guidance or help to try and have Duke returned to his family, as the entire family missed Duke terribly. The Angel Fund and Central Maui Animal Clinic were ready and willing to help. The Angel Fund will be paying for the required health certificate and Duke’s flight back to his family on the mainland. Duke is now safely reunited with his family and we wish them the best! Thank you for your continued support, donations, and most of all- those of you following and supporting our Angels!!!
Dan presented to us with vomiting and diarrhea on March 19, 2018. Dan received the best supportive care our Central Maui Animal Clinic could offer. Dan was a strong little guy that fought for his life every step of the way. Unfortunately, little Dan passed away on the morning of March 26, 2018. While he was only with us for a little while, he made such a huge impact in the lives of all of our staff members who loved him and cared for him very much! His family was very grateful for the help Angel Fund was able to give them.
“Milo” needed a forever home after his previous owners came to us with devastation that they had to give up their beloved boy. The dynamics of their home life had changed so dramatically that Milo became obviously opposed, (new grandbabies, new pets, etc.). Milo is a seven-year-old, beautiful blonde Frenchie.
We gave him a full check-up and cleared him for adoption. Within a week, he was placed with his new forever family who are just over the moon with their new addition!
This is Lady Tai-Lung, she was hit by a car, which unfortunately resulted in two broken legs. She was referred to Dr. Paul McCurdy at South Maui Animal Clinic to do the orthopedic surgery she desperately needed. We are glad that we were able to help Lady Tai-Lung and her owner, Jeff, just in time for the holidays! Jeff is a dedicated Maui Humane Society employee and we wish him and Lady Tai-Lung the best!
Makoa has suffered long-standing ear infections for quite some time. He also had a very large tumor in his ear that was removed and tested for resistant bacteria. The owner has faithfully stuck by caring for Makoa and paid for his “Plan A” surgery last year, but due to the continual infections and discomfort, the best option for his lasting comfort was “Plan B”: To remove the canal itself.
Dr. Curtis Willauer donated his services in doing the surgery and the Angel Fund and Archer’s Angels will pay for all hospitalization and related charges associated with the surgery. He is recovering beautifully and has received the best of care and lots of love from our CMAC angel team. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported these angels. Another wonderful, loving animal gets to live out the rest of his life in comfort and pain-free because of you!
The Three Mousekateers
These kittens were found and rescued by a member of Central Maui Animal Clinic’s boarding team. Dr. Benander gave them a medical check-up, and was happy to report that they seem perfectly fine. We have treated them for worms, fleas, and also treated their eyes. They are staying at Central Maui Animal Clinic until we find them forever families. There are two females and one male and they are extremely cute!
Cowboy a 10-year-old neutered male “kitten”. We say kitten because he is a very unique and very cool cat, still full of “conversation” and full of life. He’s had a rough go in the past and is mildly handicapped from an old tail injury, but that has not stopped him from carrying on as the awesome and loving cat he is.
Cowboy has been blocked twice before and became blocked for a third time. His owner, Ruby, has always found a way to make sure Cowboy got the medical attention he needed, but the options were down to the very “delicate” PU surgery or euthanasia.
Some might say, he’s old, it’s his time to go… but if you met Cowboy in person like we have, you would know very differently. When there is a financial limitation and a life that we know still has lots of love to give and to receive, our conscience tells us that euthanasia is wrong and not fair to this family.
UPDATE: Cowboy’s PU surgery with Dr. Willauer was a success and after a couple of weeks in our care, he is now home with his mom. He is feeling much much better and shows it by immediately rolling onto his back for a well-deserved belly rub. Mahalo for your continued support for these angels who wouldn’t have these extra wonderful days and years with their families if it weren’t for caring people like you!
This beautiful cat was found by a client who could be an angel herself, she has cared for and saved so many animals. She found “Hannah” on her lanai, maimed, bleeding, and covered with mud. This poor kitty appeared to be attacked by a dog(s); “her” front paw chewed off and her right leg broken in half.
Upon examination, “Hannah” turned out to be a boy, so now his name is “Jack Hannah”. His founder and new loving owner, (who will make him a comfortable and safe indoor kitty), had paid for so much of his surgery costs already, so the Angel Fund and Archer’s Angels decided to step in and help. Jack Hannah didn’t give up, so we would not let money get in the way of his fight.
His back right leg is severely damaged, and Dr. Curtis Willauer is hoping to save it. While we don’t know the full extent and are not completely sure of recovery, we want to make every effort to leave Hannah with more than two “good” working legs by ultimately hoping for three.
This adorable orange tabby was found by his mom as a feral kitten, (he was about the size of a little guinea pig). She noticed how skinny he was, (and also how friendly he was), and took him into her home. He had an ear condition that she tried to nurse but just wasn’t getting any better. He would also chow down three cans of food at once an wasn’t gaining any weight! Her love for Chipmunk and his love for her grew and now he literally follows her everywhere she goes, but she knew that in order to keep him healthy she’d need our help financially as she is disabled and cannot work. When we take care of an angel, we give that angel the BEST healthy start we can, so we are going to not only treat his health concerns but also neuter and vaccinate him. The sad news is that he had his first appointment already, and his blood work came back FELV and FIV positive, but his mom will keep him indoors and try to give him the longest, best life she can.
We’d like to thank Dr. Tiffany Nunan for donating her time and love to Chipmunk and this case. We couldn’t do these cases without our amazing team of angel doctors!
Lily originally presented to us with vomiting, upon examination and x-rays we detected an abnormality in her esophagus. She was prepped for an esophageal endoscopic procedure and findings revealed a foreign object in her throat, which we were able to successfully remove! Lily is such a sweet girl with a loving family, we were happy to help.
This angel came into the world when her mother was mistakenly bred by a neighbor’s dog who jumped the fence. She had a really rough start in her young life and needed more than just medical care for the prolapsed rectum and fracture she suffered when she was accidentally run over… She also needed a name and a forever home. The Angel Fund took over ownership until we could find her a loving forever family.
The Angel Fund took care of all of her medical needs as well as spaying, microchipping, vaccinating and heart-worm testing her throughout her recovery. We knew she had a puppy resilience that was no issue for a full recovery, but it took months to find a loving family that wanted to take her home.
We kept thinking to ourselves, “Who would not want this adorable and loving puppy?!”, but day in and day out up until Christmas we waited, (her especially), with our fingers and paws crossed. The clock ticked until the day we would have to take her to the shelter because we were running out of space and time. Then, on the morning of December 26th, the Williams family asked to take her for a few days to see if she was a match with their four-legged girl, “Ruby”, and their two human children, (Zachary and James pictured above). Within that same day, she was named “Merry” and made a permanent family member within their household. Talk about tears from the Angel Team!
Merry’s humans are absolutely wonderful and she has a big back-yard to run and play. Her new dog sister, Ruby, has taken her in as her very own. Ruby is very protective and truly loves Merry and we believe it may be a bond that stems from their tragic pasts. Ruby was a rescue who suffered a machete attack and had to have the same surgery Merry will receive. So Merry has comfortably claimed her amazing humans and dog-sister and she knows she is finally home.
This angel was a very special case for us and we want to thank everyone who considered adopting her, who donated to her care and surgeries, and who sent her prayers, well wishes, hugs, kisses, and wonderful thoughts. And of course, a special “Thank You” to the Williams Ohana for caring enough to see her through her recovery after January 21st, when she will go in for her FHO (fracture repair) surgery, spay and micro-chipping. “Merry” would not be here today if it wasn’t for all of you!
Our wonderful relief vet, Dr. Teri Byrd, was at the Napili Marketplace when she noticed a female dog running around loose. Someone was following the dog and started hitting and scolding her for leaving the yard. He was obviously angered and displeased by his pet so Teri volunteered, “I will take her”, and just like that, this angel was dumped in Teri’s lap, in her car, and that was it.
It appears as though “Pua” is an older dog, likely around 10 years old. This poor girl had some serious dental problems and was malnourished. Through the Angel Fund and Archer’s Angels we’ve done a full blood work up on her, a dental with extractions, and much more to get her feeling healthy and young again and to increase her appetite. Dr. Teri Byrd has taken this sweet angel under her wing after we had no inquiries for adoption. It turned out that after being her foster mom for so long, she felt it was fate and they found their happy ever after in each other.
Lava is a handsome, gentle giant that was taken in by an amazing family after Lava had been living in a difficult situation for some time. With Lava it was love at first sight and the family just knew they had to rescue him! Lava has been happy and healthy with his family for some time now but unfortunately, he developed some eye issues and Lava came to us because he needs eye surgery! Dr. Paul McCurdy at our South Maui Animal Clinic will be donating his time to perform the surgery that Lava needs! Lava is an amazing dog and the Angel Fund is happy to assist such a great family that has cared for Lava and done their best for him! Also a big mahalo again to Dr. McCurdy for donating his time!
Pele came to see us because she wasn’t feeling very well, and upon examination it was discovered that Pele had pyometra. The Angel Fund was happy to assist Pele’s mom and dad in getting Pele the surgery she needed! Pele’s family loves her very much and took her in after her previous owner was unable to care for her. Pele enjoys swimming and going for walks! Pele’s family was very grateful for the help we were able to provide and we are happy to report that Pele is doing very well after surgery and is recovering well at home!
Izzy and Marley
These ADORABLE sister puppies were left on a porch, abandoned in a box, infested with fleas. Archer’s Angels made sure they were given their first vaccines, flea prevention, and parvo tested. We found them loving homes where they are now thriving and growing incredibly fast! We couldn’t be happier for them!
Get your tissue box ready…
Romeo, now 6-years old, started his life with an owner who had other dogs that would bully Romeo. Romeo was not treated well and his first owner was going to euthanize him, (a perfectly healthy young boy). That’s when a man named Rey stepped in and offered to take him home. When Rey surprised his wife, Cindy, with Romeo, no one could have imagined what would happen next… Cindy and Romeo became the very best of friends and were inseparable from that day on.
What were probably some of the best years of Cindy and Romeo’s life together quickly took a turn for the worse. Last year Cindy was diagnosed with colon cancer. About three months after Cindy’s diagnosis, Romeo became ill and was diagnosed with colon cancer as well. Dr. Paul McCurdy removed Romeo’s cancer completely, but then Romeo took another hit a few weeks later and became paralyzed in the back end. Cindy was constantly worried about Romeo and his happiness and did her best to try and help Romeo, but her funds were limited and so she kept ordering used wheelchairs for him that weren’t the right size, (and then she was always having to return them). She bought him a sling and would walk him the best she could, but Cindy’s health wasn’t great either. Cindy passed away unexpectedly December 12th.
Her husband, Rey, is mourning her and trying to raise money for Cindy’s funeral expenses. Cindy was Romeo’s main caregiver, and even though Rey loves him very VERY much, he worries about Romeo being alone all day while he works his full-time job. The wonderful client who came to us about Romeo also says she will visit him often, (she’s is definitely a human angel). Romeo had abrasions from where he would drag himself around and desperately needed a wheelchair to be able to move properly and not cause any more wounds. Wheelchairs for dogs are not like wheelchairs for humans for the fact that one size does NOT fit all. We needed to take a series of measurements and then the wheelchair company custom-made his perfect chair. It took less than a week to raise the funds for Romeo’s chair, and he was fitted the following week. Just as soon as we got the wheelchair on, he was ready to roll and took off like he had wings. His smile was the size of the room and so was his Dad’s! Thank you to everyone who has donated on Romeo’s behalf. You certainly have changed his life forever and for the better!
The day Tommy passed, a wonderful and loving couple came in with “Koa”, a beautiful 8-year-old male cat. Koa had a history of being blocked and his owners felt that if he was blocked again that they would have to put him down. The angel fund stepped in and we took Koa under our wings to find out what was causing this poor boy so much pain and difficulty urinating. Radiographs showed that Koa had been shot with two BBs and a pellet gun, which seemingly led to numerous medical issues. The angel fund covered all costs and Koa’s owners decided that they wanted to keep their boy. They will be further investigating their neighborhood for the shootings.
Little Titus was only 3 years old when he was diagnosed with Lymphoma. He was diagnosed at another clinic and the process to reach the diagnosis cost $1,000 and the family became extremely saddened in the realization that they would not be able to afford the chemo treatments that could give Titus some more time as a special part of their family and improve his quality of life.
It was with terrible sadness that we discovered during his first exam with us that his condition was extreme: He had a fever, diarrhea, his lymph nodes were enlarged, and he was very lethargic. We hospitalized him and tried to save him, but it was just too late. He passed the following day in the company of his loving family. The angel fund covered the costs as well as gave the family a private cremation for Titus. Our love, thoughts, and condolences go out to his wonderful family.
A very nice man found Tommy in a gulch and tried to nurse him back to health. During a flea dip he presented with seizures, and so the caring man brought him to us. We ran tests and treated him for a week, trying to pinpoint his disease. Sadly his life’s journey came to an end and we believe he had FIP or congenital neuro disease. Not being able to save them all will always be the hardest part of what we do, but as if to send us a message to keep trying to save them all, the day Tommy passed we met “Koa”…
Kelly, (whom some of you may know from our Direct Release Team), saw this little dog walk by the clinic on the sidewalk. She decided to see where the owner was, but by the time she got to the sidewalk to follow it, the poor pooch was in the intersection hit by a car. Not a single car stopped, so Kelly ran out, scooped her up and brought her into the clinic. After posting to social media, she was recognized and her owner picked her up the next morning. After being fully examined, Poppy luckily did not suffer any internal injuries.
Archer’s Angels/The Angel Fund received a request for help when Poof was attacked by dogs and hid a large puncture wound from his family. Here is a bit of their heartfelt message to us:
Our cat Poof, age 4, was attacked by dogs in our yard mid-day on July 16. Unfortunately, we were not home when the attack occurred. We found Poof next to our home, lying on the ground unable to move, body completely covered with wetness (we found out later it was dog saliva), and blood, disoriented, unable to stand. Fortunately, our children did not see her like this. We immediately brought her to our usual vet, where they graciously fit her into their busy schedule for an emergency visit. We were heart-broken and thought we would be putting her down. They did a quick look and gave us an estimate of over $500 for a same-day thorough investigation. Due to our current financial situation, we were unable to afford the blood work and instead opted only for body x-rays, antibiotics and pain meds. That bill was just over $340. Poof has been given her twice daily doses of antibiotics and 3 times daily pain meds from that day. We are now out of pain meds, only two days left for antibiotics.
Just yesterday we found a quarter-size hole in her abdomen she has been hiding. We believe this to be one of the puncture wounds from the dog’s teeth. There were many wounds. But this is one hole that isn’t healing. She’s continually licking it. We believe it has punctured her bladder as she drips urine where ever she is. She doesn’t seem to have bladder control. Amazingly, she is very much alert, is now eating and drinking on her own (first five days only eating and drinking via syringe) and still very much loves attention and pets, & purrs too. She doesn’t need to be put down & it is heartbreaking to see her this way.
Most unfortunately our current money situation is bleak. We’ve had a few setbacks this month – my husband was in a car crash the week before (thankfully he is fine!), my son had is 4th bday party (which is very much deserved after being in the hospital the end of May with diabetic ketoacidocis), and just now we’ve spent the last of our savings on school supplies for our 3 kids. Darn! We are out of money, and our poor Poof needs medical help right away. So this is why I have contacted you. Poof needs help and we cannot afford services. Thank you for listening to our case and for starting the Angel Fund for those who need it most. I surely hope you can help.
Archer called the very nice family, and with the promise that Poof will now be an indoor only cat, we were incredibly happy to help!
Kolohe is a young domestic short hair cat who presented straining to urinate and pain to West Maui Animal Clinic. On exam, he was found to have a urinary obstruction so that he could not urinate. This is a common problem in young male cats and can be life-threatening. Kolohe’s owners really love him, but they weren’t able to afford the intensive treatment that this condition requires and were considering euthanasia. We offered the Angel fund to give this cute guy a chance. He’s doing great!
Tuff Guy/ Goliath
On 1/24/16 this sweet man was seen being dragged behind a vehicle for a mile and a half when his previous owners forgot they had him tied to their vehicle. The great people who saw it reported the license plate, and when the rope broke and Tuff Guy ran off, they followed him. They then called Valley Isle Animal Rescue to pick him up and V.I.A.R. brought him to us. The skin wounds were extensive and he required a lot of love, bandaging, and doctor’s care. The Angel Fund also neutered and microchipped Goliath while he was under anesthesia to have his injuries addressed.
Unfortunately, his story didn’t end there. In our care, we found two mast cell tumors. After surgery to remove them and have them biopsied, they were found to be Grade II with clear margins. With no chemo being necessary, it was time for him to go “home”. We are incredibly grateful to his adopting family, who have graciously welcomed him into their family. He even has a four-legged sister named Keani! We miss him like crazy, but we are so happy to know he is being loved and spoiled endlessly like he so deserves
Kush’s concerned parents brought him into Central Maui Animal Clinic after he’d become lethargic, stopped eating, and had blood in his urine. After tests, x-rays, an ultrasound, treatments, and medication, it became apparent that there was an issue that could only be positively identified by an exploratory surgery.
Kush’s loving owners had already done so much to pay for his labs, treatments, etc. and money had become an issue. Everyone at the clinic had fallen in love with Kush and his sweet demeanor, and so the staff rallied to have him be an Angel Fund dog. Dr. Benander stepped up and
offered to perform the surgery, donating his time free of charge.
The surgery successfully showed that part of his bladder needed to be removed and there was a severe infection of the prostate. While we were able to make him feel much better temporarily, a biopsy of a removed abscess came back as an aggressive form of cancer. We know we can’t save every life that walks through our doors, but we will always try our best. We believe that Kush took the rainbow bridge to go be pain-free and play like a puppy. Our love and thoughts go out to his amazing parents.
Here is Princess’ incredibly touching story as told by her foster mom: “Princess came from the fields in Lahaina where a homeless man was living there with a pack of dogs and was letting them roam and forage for themselves. The dogs were not being fed on a regular basis and were very malnourished. There were approximately over 25 dogs and 15 were puppies.
A cat colony feeder arranged for a group of people to confront the man and take the puppies from him. The puppies were dropped off at the overnight drop station at the shelter. I was contacted numerous times about these dogs and it grabbed at my heart. There was also a story about the situation in the paper.
Because the puppies were considered under socialized, the shelter scheduled them for euthanasia. I reached out for fosters and nobody stepped forward, so I wound up taking 9 of the puppies, the rest had already been euthanized. The puppies were skittish but rehabilitated with love, food, training, and patience. Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation stepped in to help and wound up finding AMAZING homes for every puppy but Princess. Princess was very underweight when I got her, otherwise, she appeared healthy and very playful and loving. She was just about 3 months old and very easy to train.
Princess is highly adoptable and would make a great forever pet.
Thank you, Archer and Central Maui Animal Clinic!
Mahalo, Tania F.”
Princess’ surgery was to correct a patellar luxation, (dislocated kneecap that made her walk abnormally).
“Coco” was found at the Napili Marketplace by a wonderful client who took him in for days while they searched for his owner through social media. They had shared his photo on our Facebook pages and mentioned that he had a condition on his stomach and paw. We offered to check him out using the Angel Fund. In a few days his owners were located, but we had discovered that he had mast cell tumors in his paw and in his shoulder. The cancer was already too widespread and painful and we’re sad to say Coco crossed the rainbow bridge, but we are grateful that he got to be in the presence of his loving owners.
Monkey came to us after her owners had to help her deliver kittens. Unfortunately, the kittens didn’t make it and Monkey was left with an infection. Her family came to us for help and we were more than happy to help Monkey get back to her happy, healthy self!
Maka is a gorgeous and smiley 9-year-old Golden Retriever who came in with trouble breathing and heavy panting. Her parents hit a rough patch financially and her mom had just had a knee replacement and cannot work. Even so, they had been saving to have Maka spayed when she suddenly became ill. Maka
is obviously their child, and Dr. Paul McCurdy couldn’t accept euthanasia being the only option due to finances, so she immediately became our next angel. Dr. McCurdy found that she had fluid/puss outside of her lungs, inside of her chest cavity, (pyothorax). She was given antibiotics and thoracic lavage to clear her chest. Her breathing and condition has improved tremendously and she has gone home with her ohana.
We received a request from a lovely person that lives down the road from where a beautiful pup named “Coffee” lives with her owners. “Coffee” needed a tail amputation, but her owner was not able to afford the estimate given by a veterinarian. We, of course, wanted to help. Coffee is now happy, healthy, and tail free. Also, a huge thank you to Dr. Ben Benander for doing the procedure. He is an angel for always being there for these sweet animals!
This incredibly sweet 10-year-old lab was saved from euthanasia at the Molokai Humane Society. His previous owners were moving, and rather than taking him along with their other pets, they decided to put him to sleep. Dr. Jayne saved his life by refusing, seeing nothing more than a happy, overweight lab with arthritis, and took him home and sought out a new forever family to love him the rest of his years. One of the veterinary technicians at Central Maui Animal Clinic caught wind of his story and quickly became his forever mom. Sunny had surgery for his elbows and a benign mass removed on Molokai and then was flown to Maui to live with his forever mom, Rachelle.
Wanting to make sure he’s got the best new life ever, the Angel Fund supplied him with flea/heartworm prevention, a prescription diet to help with his weight and arthritis, and will give him a full exam with whatever lab work the doctor feels is necessary. We have also offered our assistance to the Molokai Humane Society in gratitude for saving an innocent life. The life and joy left in this boy is that of a puppy. He may not move quickly, but his tail wags constantly, his smile is filled with gratitude and endless love, he’s quick to respond to any mention of food, and he gently reminds you to continue petting him with a pat from his paw when you stop. Rachelle even got him a ramp for getting in and out of her vehicle. Mahalo to Dr. Jayne and Rachelle for saving this amazing boy’s life!
“Kaleo Blue” is our first Maui Pitbull Rescue adoptee to be sponsored with “the works”! We made sure this sweet man received a full exam, fecal test, heartworm test, vaccinations, etc., for free, and we will also cover half of his neuter cost. Kaleo has a truly WONDERFUL new dad and we couldn’t be more happy to have been a tiny part in his journey to his forever home.
Po’o came in on emergency one night. He was declining, laterally recumbent, and could not stand up. Upon clinical examination of the abdomen, a firm mass was found on his spleen. We were able to stabilize Po’o at the hospital by giving him aggressive fluids then taking him into surgery for a spleen removal and gastropexy. Po’o did very well throughout his procedure and recovered like a champ! He is now doing well at home with the love and support of his family.
Meet Trip, our most recent Angel! Trip disappeared from her home and came back with a broke leg. Her family brought her in right away. The fracture was so severe that the limb needed to be removed. During the initial exam it was not obvious that Trip had a more serious issue called a diaphragmatic hernia, which can be life threatening if not fixed. Trip went to surgery and had the hernia repaired and her limb removed. She did amazing for surgery and is recovering well. She will be going home tomorrow to heal up all the way!
Priscilla, a member of our exceptional boarding team and very kind-hearted animal lover, found this kitten when she was feeding the cat tribe by Home Depot. More accurately, the kitten found her when she jumped on Priscilla’s jeans and began climbing her leg. Priscilla brought the kitten back to CMAC to see if the Angel Fund would like to home her. After all, she was incredibly sweet and purred at any affection. She became the next angel and was named “Pango” by her future owner, Dr. Martin. We will make sure she is off to a healthy start by spaying and vaccinating her.
We were happy to contribute to Scrunchy’s surgery. East Maui Animal Refuge, Scrunchy’s owners, and good Samaritans also contributed to Scrunchy’s surgery and care, and Dr. Willauer did the surgery. Scrunchy’s dad is paraplegic and his family is on a limited income, so we’re happy to help this family and Scrunchy!
“Ku”, a beautiful 4-year-old Pitt, was attacked in his own yard by a couple of neighborhood canine bullies. Ku is such a lover and is considered a 4th child to the family of 3 small human children. He waits every day for his humans to get home from school.
Ku was so upset/traumatized after the incident, he hid in the closet and has been timid ever since, even sheepishly looking around outside when he goes to the bathroom for the bullies to come back.
He is SUCH A SWEETHEART, but this family is in dire financial need. He has multiple puncture wounds that are infected. They have been cleaned and he is on medications, but his deeper wounds may require surgery if they do not heal soon.
We want to send a special “Thank You” to Dr. Christopher Casey for donating his time and care to Ku.
Orion came into our clinic after his owners came home to find him in their yard with deep lacerations on his face, neck, and ear. He needed immediate surgery to save him and his owners put all the funds they had towards his care that they possibly could. We will still need funds to cover the costs of surgery, medications, and treatments towards his recovery. There is a chance that he will lose some nerve function in his face.
His post-surgical update is that he was able to keep his ear canal, but he lost his ear. He is resting and should be just fine. Mahalo to Dr. Kim Thomson-Kerr, Dr. Paul McCurdy, and Dr. Ben Benander for donating their time, love, and care to this sweet boy!
This weekend we had angel “Rascal” who needs our help. Rascal’s owner said Rascal just showed up one day, made himself at home, and never left. She fell in love and even took Rascal with her when she moved. She could afford his exam, but he’s not eating and has sores in his mouth, so his diagnostic tests and initial treatment will be in the $200 range.
His owner, when financially capable before, would donate to causes such as ours, but now that she is not financially able, she sought out the help of Archer’s Angels/ the Angel Fund. We appreciate all of your support and kokua!
We are so so sad to say that Venus is our first angel to not make it through. She was a 7-year-old chihuahua who had a very high white blood cell count and needed a mammary mass removal and spay immediately. She was already near death and she did not survive her surgery.
The owners had put their full financial efforts forward for her care, but the costs were too high, (nearing $1000). It is hard enough to have a sick pet you cannot afford to save, but it’s even harder to have to pay for the treatments for a pet who has passed. We had to try to save her life and we greatly appreciate all of your donations and help for this loving family in their time of sorrow.
Maka is a very sweet pit bull who came to Central Maui Animal Clinic for an emergency visit. He was unable to walk or move much at all and upon examination, it was revealed that he had a double ear infection which resulted in both eardrums being ruptured. Maka also has some spinal pain, which was contributing to his inability to move around. Maka does have a shot at recovery and he will be going through some rehabilitative therapies that will be performed daily as well as getting some much-needed medications. Maka’s family took him in after a family member passed away and they have been doing all they can to help Maka get back on his feet. The Angel Fund is assisting in Maka’s recovery and we have our fingers crossed for a full recovery, he is an incredibly sweet and handsome boy!
A wonderful and loving pet owner brought in his beautiful girl “Lipua”, to be spayed at our West Maui Animal Clinic. Lipua is a 6-7-month-old shepherd/pit mix who is incredibly friendly, vocal, energetic, and such a loving little girl. Upon her examination prior to being spayed, she presented mange. Mange can be VERY costly to treat as it can take a long time to cure, (remember angels ‘Eleu and China)?
Currently, Lipua needs three different medications over a span of 30 days until her first re-check. The owner is not able to afford treatment and we are not able to perform surgery until this is treated, and she tests negative upon re-check. We could not turn away this little angel and her wonderful, caring owner, so we offered them the assistance of the angel fund and got her started on her medications right away.
Lipua’s owner was given her when she was just 2 months old. He saw her sitting very shyly in the yard of a friend and inquired about adopting her. He named her “Lipua”, for her beautiful golden color and she has been his devoted friend since.
Angel was found in Makawao by a dumpster when she was only 5 weeks old and taken into Maui Pitbull Rescue and Virginia fell in love with her and has had her ever since. Unfortunately, Angel had cancer and left us to be with the real angels. The Angel Fund was honored to meet Angel and be a part of her life, if only for a little while. Our hearts are with all of those at Maui Pitbull Rescue who knew and loved Angel.
Shania and Cowboy
We recently had a very nerve-racking and incredibly sad thing happen. The two beautiful girls pictured above were left abandoned at our Central Maui Animal Clinic’s boarding facility. The owner went to the mainland and never came back, putting the fates of these girls temporarily in our hands. We had two days before a friend of the abandoning owner would come to take them to the humane society. Due to their ages, (the golden “Shania” being 10, and the catahoula mix “Cowboy” being 4 and already mature), meant they might not make it to a forever home again after the shelter.
We wanted the new owner(s) to have a fresh and wonderful start if they were willing to take these ladies into their lives, so we posted them on Facebook and offered each dog’s new owner a free exam, heart-worm test, and year’s supply of Trifexis through the Angel Fund and Archer’s Angels. Through the power of social media, someone recognized them and already felt a connection to them. She adopted them BOTH and we are SO FOREVER grateful that they will have a new chance at a great life!
Chance, an adorable and extremely sweet 6-week-old terrier mix, was adopted from a litter of eight on January 20th. He came into our clinic on January 23rd and tested positive for the parvo-virus. The adopting family were not able to afford the costly hospitalization, treatment, and medication that it requires to treat this serious and often fatal virus, and decided euthanasia was the only option.
Dr. Casey, seeing hope that Chance truly could be given a “second chance”, coordinated with our Angel Fund to make Chance our next angel. Through our ANGEL FUND & ARCHER’S ANGELS, we chose to adopt Chance throughout his treatments until he amazingly succeeded at his life’s SECOND CHANCE and was adopted into an incredible and loving family, (where he now has a fur-sister!).
We were only able to accomplish these lifesaving treatments through donations and the sale of Archer’s Angels Pet Scarfs. Thank you for your donation and for caring about these helpless animals. We appreciate you allowing us to continue to care for these Angels to see them through to good health and forever homes.
Kia, a beautiful 12-year old gray domestic shorthair, came into our clinic with her mom who was panicked that Kia was terribly sick, possibly near death. Diagnostic labs and testing were vital to finding out why Kia seemed so ill, but the cost was impossible for her owner to be able to help her and Dr. Christopher Casey refused to turn her away.
Through the angel fund, Kia’s family was donated the cost for the labs, (a chemistry and a U/A), which came back indicative of early renal insufficiency. With $400 from the angel fund, Kia now has a diagnosis and is on a pro-active renal diet, benazepril, supplements, and sub-Q fluids.
We hope this sweet girl will thrive given proper care and treatment, (and LOVE of course)! Mahalo for your donations that make saving these angels lives possible.
Chewey, a four-year-old male tabby, came in with his owners near the end of August. Cory, (pictured at above left), was eleven years old when he found and rescued Chewey as a kitten and they’ve been best friends ever since. When Chewey became blocked, it quickly became life-threatening and after multiple hospitalizations, three times unblocking him, and $300 donated from the Angel Fund for part of his care at that point, one of the clinic owners knew she had to do something… AND FAST. Cory, now fifteen, was heartbroken, as were his mom and dad. The only option financially seemed to be euthanasia and this was a decision that they had come to terms with that we couldn’t bare to see.
We had to take immediate action in facilitating a PU surgery with a specialist, (and Dr. Hillary Nauss donated her time as the specialists assistant during surgery). The clinic then donated $1000 towards the specialist and surgical supplies from the Angel Fund to ensure that Chewey gets to spend a long life with his family. The procedure proved a great success… Chewey is as good as new! Chewey deserved a chance at all nine of his lives, (that he will happily spend with his loving family).
Awa and Pulelehua
These beautiful souls were left abandoned at the Kihei Boat Ramp. They were hiding under vehicles to escape the brutally hot sun, their skin in horrible condition, their weights far below normal, their spirits obviously broken. Awa, the brother, weighed a skinny 20 lbs. for being 4 months old already, and Pulelehua, the sister, an even thinner 10 lbs. Lucky for them, a good samaritan called Maui Pitbull Rescue and that’s when we got the call to help…
And there is NO WAY we could say NO.
Now, these two have perfect coats, full bellies, and incredible spirits! They are a blast together and this dream team brother-sister duo are ready for adoption. Of course, (in a perfect world), someone would adopt them both together as they love each other so and have been through SO MUCH together. Know someone who might be waiting and ready to receive endless puppy kisses? Tell them to give us a call or email us! It was your love and donations that helped to see these beauties into a better and healthy life!
As you can see in the box on the lower right-hand side, we are at only SIX PERCENT of our goal. As of right now, we have all four angels we are still continuing to treat… Some might call us crazy, but we call us “optimistic animal lovers”. So any help from other “optimistic animal lovers” is MORE than greatly appreciated by us, and the angels who need us (and YOU) too. You can make a donation by clicking on the box to the right for any amount. Even $5, (the price of a small latte), will help pay for their medication.
“MAHALO” to Those of You Who Helped This Amazing Man.
We are ecstatic to announce that one of our favorite boys on Earth, ‘Eleu, was adopted at our July 13th Angel Fund Adoption and Fundraising Event. Congratulations to the Biga Family in their new addition to their sweet family!
In preparation for his big adoption day debut at our clinic on July 13th, ‘Eleu got neutered and had entropion eye surgery. Entropian eye surgery removes excess skin from the outer lids, allowing for him to open his eyes completely so not only can he see better, but it also prevents possible future pain and complications. We would like to thank Dr. Clayton Matchett for donating his time and skills in performing both of the surgeries.
He is doing fantastic with his new family and he even had a skin scrape which proved that he is now demodex FREE. He will continue amoxicillin for 2 more weeks and switch to Ketochlor shampoo weekly and be rechecked by Dr. Hillary Nauss in two weeks. Thank you for your continued support and for helping to create such a happy ending for one extremely deserving young man!
Barney came in to have a large mass on his abdomen assessed. We had suspected the mass was infected so Barney underwent surgery to have it removed. Surgery went well and we sent the mass off to the lab for further testing. Barney is on anti-inflammatory medications to help him recover. Barney is such a nice cat and was on his best behavior at the clinic. He was a rescue cat and his mom hand fed him since he was 2 weeks old. Barney is the boss and thinks he is a dog! He loves to cuddle and eat lots of food. We would like to extend a big thank you to Dr. Hillary Nauss who performed the surgery and also a big thank you to all who donate to the angel fund. Without your support helping pets like Barney would not be possible.
Munchkin came to us feeling very ill. Upon examination it was determined that she had an open pyometra (infection of the uterus). Munchkin’s surgery went well and her family was overjoyed to have received our help. Munchkin was quite angry with us in the hospital (what pet wouldn’t be after a big surgery like that!). However she recovered well at home with her family. We want to extend a big thank you to Dr. James Oldeschulte who performed Munchkin’s surgery and put her on the path to recovery!