Penny Dearborn (far right), co-founder of HARF, receives a donation from Wailea Golf Club representatives (from left) Marcus Judge, head golf professional, Wailea Gold and Emerald Courses; Jennifer McNally, director of sales & marketing; and Anne Takabuki, president. With them are four-legged friends Winnie, a service dog; and two foster dogs, Thelma and Judd, both available for adoption. -- Wailea Golf Club photo

The Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation received a donation of more than $2,000 raised by the Wailea Golf Club at its annual Women’s Golf Day event. The funds will help support HARF’s mission to provide educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals.

Located in Waihee, HARF operates a 10-acre, no-kill facility for its animals. In addition to providing shelter and care for the animals, the foundation offers pet adoptions, off-island relocation services, spay and neuter clinics and other pet-care-related services. In 2018, the private nonprofit took in 325 dogs and one horse, and successfully arranged for 309 adoptions. HARF receives no government funding for its operations and relies heavily on charitable donations from private donors.

“For the second year in a row, we are grateful for the Wailea Golf Club’s wonderful support, not only for the monetary donation which will greatly benefit the animals in our care, but also for helping more people become aware of HARF’s lifesaving mission,” said Penny Dearborn, co-founder of HARF.

Women’s Golf Day is organized each year by the Wailea Golf Club in celebration of Women’s Golf Month in June.

For more information about HARF, visit www.hawaiianimalrescue.org or call 876-0022. For more information about the Wailea Golf Club, visit www.waileagolf.com.


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