Homes Needed for Lost Lava Dogs
In addition to Fourth of July festivities, the Grand Naniloa Hotel will also host the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary, which is bringing seven lost lava dogs looking for new homes.
Stop by the hotel to see the adoptable pets beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.
The hotel is located at 93 Banyan Drive in Hilo.
LAVA DOG BIOGRAPHIES
Bonnie and her brother, Bandit, are 9-week-old poi puppies who were found in a field, starving and missing a lot of their fur. They now look great and are very healthy.
Anna is a greyhound/ labrador mix. Her family lived in the lava zone. Their son has asthma, so they had to move but could not find a home that would accept a dog. Anna is 1 year old—”a fantastic dog,” playful and affectionate.
Sparky came with a fractured hip that has now healed. The middle-age dog is friendly—but not with chickens.
Chief, a 5-year-old pit bull mix, is affectionate and very playful.
Elvis, between 2 and 3 years old, is a hound mix—a friendly stray.
Frances, a lava rescue from Opihikao, is a very friendly beagle mix. She came with two pups. One has been adopted. The male pup is still available for adoption.
Taz was found on the highway. He is on medication for his left eye. He is a “wonderful, energetic dog.”