Maui Contractors Help Displaced “Lava Animals”June 11, 2018, 1:43 PM HST · Updated June 13, 12:33 PM 7 Comments
Maui contractors Ige Builders and Maui HIdro Fusionz traveled to Hawaiʻi Island over the weekend to assist the Hawaiʻi Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network in building animal shelters to house displaced animals while evacuee families get back on their feet.
The Maui crew worked to construct chicken coops, nest boxes, pallet shelters, pig pens and duck roosting areas. They also delivered donated material and feed for the animals in need.
The Hawaiʻi Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network was created to serve as an informational hub for those needing assistance with pets and animals on farms during the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.
In addition to information, HLFARN provides support, volunteers, and supplies directly to evacuees, Hawaiʻi Island non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
Hawaiʻi County authorities say the shelter at the Pāhoa Community Center remains open for evacuees and is pet-friendly. The Keaʻau Armory shelter has reached capacity.
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