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Spay Day Rally and Fundraiser Saturday at Mo`oheau Bandstand

February 20, 2013, 1:23 PM HST
* Updated February 20, 1:25 PM
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A Spay Day Rally and fundraiser will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Mo`oheau Bandstand in downtown Hilo.

Coordinated by Hui Pono Holoholona, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-cost spay and neutering programs on the Big Island, the event will include a silent auction, free lucky number drawing, a free spay/neuter drawing and an “Ask a Veterinarian” booth.

Music will be provided by Dennis & Christy Soares.

Companies providing auction items include Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Dolphin Quest, Big Island Candies, Basically Books, Jungle Love, Ken’s House of Pancakes, Ponds Hilo, Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Kalapaua Tropicals.

Event organizers note that the Big Island is experiencing a crisis in unwanted litters of cats and dogs which result in more than 1,000 cats and dogs each month abandoned to starve, killed on roadways or euthanized in shelters.

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More than 3,000 dogs and cats have benefited from Hui Pono Holoholona clinics to date.

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Volunteers for the rally are welcome. For information call 968-8279 or email [email protected]

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