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Cow Rescue Hawaii by HLFARN

$62,122 of $95,000 goal

Raised by 939 people in 7 months
Created January 6, 2019
Fundraising Team
Aloha,


As  many of you already may know, a big-scale dairy farm on Hawaii Island is shutting down within a month. This means we have a month to save as many cows as we possibly can from slaughter. About 2800 female cows of various ages will be heading to slaughter soon. All of them are for sale at the moment. We will try to buy as many as possible to save their precious lives.


It isn’t very often that we have the chance to actually snatch a life from the road to the slaughterhouse and divert them to a life of tranquility. Please join us in this opportunity to really make a difference.


This will, once again, be a huge community effort.


In addition to help from volunteers on the Big Island, we are in desperate need of funds to purchase the cows and to move them to their new, loving homes. Along with the purchase price of the cows and calves ($250  for calves, $375 for milking cows), we will need to help pay for gas for transportation, vet care, medications, and fencing assistance for some of the new homes.


At the moment we have homes for approximately 30 cows lined up. There are calves and milk cows who need to be saved. Ideally we would like to place a Mama and a Baby together (about $450) -- calves will be the first killed if we can’t home them.


We will only assist with helping to place cows who will live their precious lives out until their natural end. We do not support any of them being slaughtered or used for profit. All of them will be sent into retirement and Sanctuary. Your donations will only be used to save these lives, not to perpetuate their suffering.


Let’s do this friends, let’s help these gentle beauties - let’s save their lives.



The Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network, a Facebook group that was started due to the emergency of the 2018 Lava Flow on Hawaii Island, is in the process of becoming a non profit. The group is currently fiscally sponsored by the Sanctuary of Mana Ke`a Gardens, a 501 (c) 3.

UPDATE --- Sunday, January 20, 2019:


As the rescued baby girls are settling in and the last ones of Rescue #1 find their forever homes in the coming days, we are slowly but surely getting ready for Rescue #2. As you know, the decisions to be made are heartbreaking, one way or another. There are still about 2000 beautiful innocent sentient beings at the Dairy and most of them will most likely head to slaughter. We want to save all of them but the reality is, if no one steps up with huge acreage of land and also financial resources, we, meaning this group, can’t.

Several people inquire about mamas with babies and a little older cows who graze already. We want to focus on both groups as well, but want to wait a bit, since there are still many young ones that need to get out of there, babies; these ones out of crates, nevertheless confined. No sun, no grass, just in a larger pen. Not much older than the bottle babies, still easily domesticated and made into a family member, their spirits not yet broken. Besides, they cost less, so we can get a few more out. I know, devastating decisions. We would like to get at least some of these babies - 6 months and older - out next. In order to do this, we need good, reliable homes. Fencing, good grass, knowledge, funds and commitment a must, these girls can reach 20 years of age and need to be taken care of.

If you are willing to help a pair, agree to not use them for meat or milk, please send us an email to:

hlfarn808@gmail.com

We don’t have much time.
But we do need reliable homes, if not we will end in chaos. And we need funds.
Please share if you feel like helping.
Mahalo.

#hawaiicowrescue

Please find further updates below, as of July we were able to save 309 cows, thanks to your generous donations!!!!! We also had 14 births after rescue, they are all thriving and being with their mamas!!!!!!
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We are gearing up for #hawaiicowrescue no7!!! The rescue next week will be a small one, due to the donations we received. But even if small in numbers, every individual life saved, like this one, counts. ❤️ We still have time, so let’s make no8 BIG, shall we? Every amount donated counts, every pasture that opens for these precious beings here on the Big Island counts. You can save a precious, innocent life, you can provide them a loving home, you can make a huge difference. ❤️ Spread the word, friends!!
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I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for All of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive—nor will we deserve to.”
― Leonard Peltier


#hawaiicowrescue

Help us save more lives PLEASE. There are about 50 newborns with their mamas still at the dairy, 150+ wean offs already separated from their mamas and over 350 mothers. They will either be bought by a new dairy or if that doesn’t go through in the next weeks - head to slaughter. Mama Esther and her baby Caz are now save, with the help of your donations. Can we help more????!!!!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/cow-rescue-hawaii-by-hlfarn
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Update on our #hawaiicowrescue:

We have now rescued and homed 309 cows since we started in January. Fourteen babies have been born at their new homes, all growing up now with their mothers. Baby bulls are being castrated; a few cows we rehomed between rescues for various reasons. All adopters are amazing, dedicated, and committed - and in love with these beautiful beings.

The cows are gaining weight, being dewormed and dearly cared for. A few younger ones, we lost, they were too weak, too compromised due to early weaning at the dairy and not enough good nutrients in their early days, and even with vet intervention couldn’t be saved. We shed a lot of tears and gave our best. We grew into a strong cow lovers’ network. There for each other if needed, helping out with trailers, transportation, phone calls, vet visits, medication, and even fence repair at occasions.

There are still about 550 cows at the now-closed dairy, the largest group being grown up females, then wean offs and then newborns, both male and female. The state lease only allows for another dairy, currently a sale is pending, the weekly slaughter trucks are on hold - who knows what the future holds.

For now, we are still able to purchase more, so we are preparing for HCR no7. At the moment we have a few new homes secured with a couple more possible homes already signed up, we will be vetting them in the coming days. Our funds are running very low, so if you would like to help us to safely home some more of these precious beings, this is another call for donations and homes. If you have good land and fencing on the Big Island, some time to look after them and means to take care of them - please contact us at: hlfarn808@gmail.com

❤️ We are in this for the long haul.

Donation link:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/cow-rescue-hawaii-by-hlfarn
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This sunny Aloha Sunday morning we rehomed these two now bonded Sweeties from their kind foster home in Kaloko to their 30 acre forever home with ocean view along with 5 more rescued dairy cows. Have a wonderful life Curley and Moomoo!!!
#hawaiicowrescue
@hlfarn
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PLEASE help us save more of the remaining 400!!!!!

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$62,122 of $95,000 goal

Raised by 939 people in 7 months
Created January 6, 2019
Fundraising Team
Funds raised will benefit:
Sanctuary of Mana Kea Gardens
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Honaunau, HI
EIN: 161685606
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