Here’s our kitty care conundrum. Dr. Eric Ako and his veterinary team fly in twice a month to provide medical services for cats in recovery, spay/neuter, geriatric wellness and so much more. The fur flies when the clinic opens as we have a flurry of cats who need the doctor’s love.
However, when cats get sick and need urgent care and Dr. Eric isn’t here, we’re racing. Someone has to rally on a moment’s notice. The cat has to be contained and a day trip to another island begins. We drive to the port and take a ferry to the closest island - Maui. We walk from the port or taxi for nearly a mile to veterinary clinic in Lahaina. And wait for a prognosis. This is what it takes to ensure the best quality care we can give. And then start the half day trek back home.
More than 95 percent of cats arrive from the wild where they typically live only 3 to 5 years. It's programs and efforts like ours that enable them to live twice and three times as long. Financial support from friends like you make this possible.