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Cat and Dog



Athena is a 1.5-year-old rescued pup who has been with her forever family since she was 6 weeks old. She is much loved and goes everywhere with her humans as a faithful companion.


Athena miraculously survived parvo as a pup, only to be attacked last week, in her own yard, by three neighbor dogs. Police have opened a case but will need to follow through on prosecuting the negligent owners.

Athena required immediate surgical attention. Rips and punctures riddled her body as seen in the photos. It will take time for this beautiful girl to recover from this traumatizing event, but Athena is a real trooper!


Athena - Punctures & Rips


Athena - after surgery

On September 23rd, Koko and his humans were involved in a terrible car accident in which Koko was ejected from the vehicle. Scared and hurt, he ran, was lost for several days, and then found by an animal angel and reunited him with his family.

Koko sustained a severely broken jaw and other minor injuries. His jaw will have to be wired and pinned for it to heal properly. Koko’s family is eternally grateful that he was found, but realize Koko has a long road to recovery.



Koko's accident

Koko's accident

Koko's jaw

A special Mahalo to Kona Vet and Pahoa Vet for providing medical care to Athena and Koko.

Your generosity helps KARES remain committed to providing urgent medical care to help families financially when unexpected events occur.

Please consider donating to KARES to help us save these and any other injured animal who may need our help.  Any amount helps and we are truly grateful for the support.


Meet our other Furry Friends

All pets available for adoption have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

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