Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the well being of Hawaii’s unwanted, rejected, abandoned, abused or otherwise neglected animals, especially companion animals.Our services include rescuing, fostering, provision of food, medical care and safe sheltering of these creatures until they can be permanently placed into caring and responsible homes. Some animals may live out their lives at the Sanctuary, or foster locations, or be returned to their human companions.

  • Spay & Neuter

  • Animal Rescue.

  • Fostering.

  • Medical care

Founder and President of Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary, Mary Rose, visited different
sanctuaries in 1999 before officially opening a small sanctuary in Hilo Hawai’i.
It was very interesting that the first 12 dogs who arrived were all of different breeds, thereby
teaching the volunteers and founder about their specifics and signatories. Mary Rose also
studied with Terry Crisp of then United Animal Nation EARS (Emergency Animal Rescue Services)
and learned a lot from her.

Furthermore she learned a lot from Cleveland Amory of the Fund for Animals, Alan Slifka
of the Big Apple Circus, Linda Tellington Jones of TellingtonTouch (TTouch), Becky Robinson of Alley
Cat Allies, Monty Roberts about horses in the wild, Christine Stevens of the Animal Welfare Institute,
Dr. Pitcairn, Lydia Hiby and Bonnie Weintraub about conversations with animals, Temple Grandin for
her intuitive and insightful knowledge re animal behavior and others.

In 1999 Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary was born and moved to a 7.5 acre piece of land in
Kurtistown Hawai’i, now home to 65 dogs, 375 cats, 9 pigs, 15 cavies, 8 rabbits and numerous
chickens.

We also invite you to contact us to share your suggestions, ideas, and wisdom. Aloha!

Mary Rose - Founder & President

Plans are afoot (October 2021) and we ask you to learn about these by requesting information
from maryrose@rainbowfriends.org

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We are a no-kill animal sanctuary, founded in 1999 by Mary Rose Krijgsman whose goal is to help alleviate the animal abandonment and overpopulation issues facing our island.

Founder and President of Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary, Mary Rose, visited different sanctuaries in 1999 before officially opening a small sanctuary in Hilo Hawai’i. It was very interesting that the first 12 dogs who arrived were all of different breeds, thereby teaching the volunteers and founder about their specifics and signatories. Mary Rose also studied with Terry Crisp of then United Animal Nation EARS (Emergency Animal Rescue Services) and learned a lot from her.

Furthermore she learned a lot from Cleveland Amory of the Fund for Animals, Alan Slifka of the Big Apple Circus, Linda Tellington Jones of TellingtonTouch (TTouch), Becky Robinson of Alley Cat Allies, Monty Roberts about horses in the wild, Christine Stevens of the Animal Welfare Institute, Dr. Pitcairn, Lydia Hiby and Bonnie Weintraub about conversations with animals, Temple Grandin for
her intuitive and insightful knowledge re animal behavior and others.

In 1999 Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary was born and moved to a 7.5 acre piece of land in Kurtistown Hawai’i, now home to 65 dogs, 375 cats, 9 pigs, 15 cavies, 8 rabbits and numerous chickens.

 
We take in any dogs and cats who need new homes, as space is available and adopt them to loving families. If the animals are not adopted, they have a permanent home at our sanctuary. We also help people find alternate solutions to surrendering their animals, such as providing food, alternate housing suggestions, and foster care. We frequently help people who cannot afford veterinary care for their pets and help with spay/neuter costs.
There are more than 500 animals in residence at the sanctuary. The daily care of such a large community, spaying and neutering, medical treatments, and all the other services provided by the sanctuary are a major expense. Just the veterinary bills can run to THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A MONTH. Rainbow friends solely relies upon contributions for its operations. Donations, small or large, in money, goods or services are GREATLY APPRECIATED.
 
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Article by: DENISE LAITINEN of Keola Magazine
INTELLIGENCE OF THE HEART Article by: Poetic Coture

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