Support Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation (H.A.R.F.)

The Hawaiʻi Animal Rescue Foundation has provided a safe space for pets of fire survivors, some of them Lahaina residents who fled their homes with only the clothes on their backs and their pets. Along with dogs, cats, rabbits, tortoises and guinea pigs, the nonprofit organization has become a haven for some fire survivors volunteering as a way to give back, said CEO Dawn Pfendler. “We have had quite a few people come in and volunteer and just cry because they said, ‘This is the best I’ve felt since I’ve lost everything,’ ” she said. “It’s been really heartwarming to see the magnitude of generosity and kindness. It’s been amazing.”

People can volunteer here or donate to HARF by going to their website, or calling (808) 876-0022.

Dawn Pfendler, CEO: 808-446-4126

Jaylin Kikiwi, Adoption Dept.: 808-866-8249

Shannon McCann, Humane Education Dept.: 808-344-8975

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For Lahaina & Kula residents impacted by the fires

Talk Story with Mayor Bissen

Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.

Series of events from December 9 through January 27.