Sunday, May 3

The Esther Honey - Hash House K9 run

Rarotonga Hash House Harriers and the Esther Honey Foundation recently combined for a fun fundraiser – the K9 9K run.
Runners, walkers, dogs and their owners gathered at Punanga Nui market. The hounds, all dogged up in their EHF bandanas, must have been on their best behaviour. There were plenty of tail wags and barks but no dog fights!
The run, along the back road to the post office, was a double loop so the two and four-footed participants could go the whole 9 kilometres, four-and-a-half km, or the not-so-fit, elderly or arthritic (dogs or owners) could cut down a side road and back to the market where there were refreshments – a BBQ for the humans and dog biscuits for the rest.
Raffles and donations raised $500.
EHF clinic director Karen Galvan said the clinic has now treated over 24,000 animals and hopes this will be the first of many more fundraisers with flair.