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Honolulu Star-Bulletin

400 canines, birds and cats saved after shelter owner die...

Have you ever even thought to consider that perhaps some of the conditions some of the animals were facing happened BEFORE being accepted/dumped at Animal Haven???? Please. Don't be naive to think these "owners" were above leaving behind unhealthy and uncared for animals. Bonnie had so many people that would drop off pets that were pregnant, injured or otherwise sick. Hell, some used to even toss their animals over her FENCE from the street and run away! She used to tell us how she'd get home and find new animals, just running amok. Even causing issues with the animals she actually acclimated to the property.  (Jul 23, 2009 | post #36)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

400 canines, birds and cats saved after shelter owner die...

I agree and do. If I had the means right now, I'd love to bring any child(ren) into my life and provide them with all the love I have to give. As much as I am an animal lover, I am for humans too. (Although, not so much for those ding **** adults who could give a flying rat's patootie for anything in this world but themselves. Kids and the elderly, they're who I'd fight and care for, til death.) We should be helping our fellow man, those in need. Especially the ones that can't do so for themselves; the young and the elderly. These two groups in our society are constantly abandoned. I begin to really believe the failing of our culture begins with the lack of concern for others. It's entirely shameful. Regardless if it's another human, or for this topic, an animal. We keep breeding animals to be OUR pets. To keep us entertained, to bring us joy. But when some of us tire of them, we let them loose on the streets to fend for themselves. It's a twisted notion that a living being is so disposable to some. *steps off my soapbox*  (Jul 22, 2009 | post #26)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

400 canines, birds and cats saved after shelter owner die...

You are right. And yet, there was little else of options otherwise. Animal Haven was but one of I believe two non-kill shelters. Sure, she could have contacted the Humane Society. Sure some of those animals would have lived through that experience and been adopted out. . . This is the kind of thing that should be nipped in the bud by a pet owner or even a breeder, before being forced to turn to a shelter of any sort. . . People need to become responsible for their choices of becoming a parent to a pet. They should be taking care of having them spade or neutered. They need to stop buying animals on a whim, for fun, and not be ready for the actual responsibilities. . . Helping control overpopulation from the getgo, eliminates a part of the problem. Educating potential new pet parents is another. It's time to start preventing the need for shelters or private citizens who take on a task to try to help animals, before it turns into a crisis. . . It's time for ALL people to be responsible.  (Jul 22, 2009 | post #19)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

400 canines, birds and cats saved after shelter owner die...

I knew Bonnie for over 10 years; personally and mostly professionally, and am just so saddened by her passing. I thought I would share with folks, just who she was; not what she's being portrayed to be. . Bonnie Pang was one of the most compassionate, soft hearted and obliging person's on the face of this earth. She really was one of a kind. No matter how hard life was for her, she'd always have this giant and welcoming smile on her face and always willing to talk stories with everyone. No matter how overwhelmed she was, she was always willing to help anyone. That's just the kind of woman she was. . . Yet the most compelling part of Bonnie was the enormous amount of love and reverance she had for animals. This woman, who was like in her 80's, had devoted her ENTIRE existence to caring for abandoned animals. She refused to accept the idea that these "throw away" animals should be destroyed; turned into the Humane Society, never to be heard from again. She created Animal Haven to be just that, a haven. Somewhere they could roam, enjoy and live out their lives in peace, without fear of death for being unwanted. . . She tried relentlessly to find home for her animals. Tirelessly driving from the West side, hoping a loving family could use an addition. I can't imagine being so dedicated as she was. . . I used to see people abuse her generosity quite often. People would dump their animals on her, expecting she could just deal with it, instead of them being responsible for their choices. But she couldn't say no. I mean how can you when you're faced with either taking them in, or them being turned in to the pound? . . Yes, I know there's no excuse for some of the illnesses a handful of those animals were enduring. I know that there should've been more help in the care of their welfare and health. But let us not forget that we're talking about ONE 80+ year old woman. She did the work, EVERYDAY. By herself. Not her husband, not a staff, herself. Not even the Humane Society; no, they were too busy worrying that money was being taken away from their business of being Hawai'i's "rescue" spot. They were too busy bad mouthing Bonnie's efforts, much like they're doing today. How ironic that a place that gives any animal a stay of just a week before being killed, can make ANY remarks on Animal Haven or Bonnie Pang. . . I guess people will feel or assume what they will. While her endeavor was not executed perfectly, she lived life only to try. To help an animals life, as much as she could. I'm just thankful that there was someone named Bonnie Pang in this world. I'm grateful that I was blessed knowing her and knowing the love and sacrifice one person can commit to a good cause. Fighting the good fight, til death. . . And while I'll miss that bright cheering charm of hers, her devotion and goodness will live to inspire others. I hope she remembers how much she meant to us and to those animals she saved. And I hope she'll continue smiling that effervescent smile that I had come to adore. . . Miss you Bonnie. R.I.P. dear soul.  (Jul 22, 2009 | post #16)

Wedding

Calif. AG urges court to void gay marriage ban

This bears the whole marriage arguement; heterosexual COUPLES get the recognition that gays are being denied. Yet, individually they are equal? Is that not wholly contradictory?  (Dec 22, 2008 | post #141)

Wedding

Calif. AG urges court to void gay marriage ban

Hm. Are you sure it's Art. 1/Sec. 3?? CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SEC. 3. (a) The people have the right to instruct their representatives, petition government for redress of grievances, and assemble freely to consult for the common good. http://www.leginfo .ca.gov/.const/.ar ticle_1 Nevertheless, the CA Supreme Court never "created " a right; they removed a ban which impeded on a solitary group's civil right. That in itself, is unconstitutional according to both CA state and U.S. constitutions.  (Dec 21, 2008 | post #131)

Rogers, AR

Arkansas family welcomes 18th child

I remember thinking the same thing when I first heard of the Duggar family, a couple of years ago back when they had 16. I've always admired their honest and loving way of living, though. They work together, for each other. They lead, what seems to be happy and content lives; its quite impressive actually. Yet, this raises questions for our society as a whole; is it really necessary to have such a large family? Simply because you have the means? Afterall, there are millions of abandoned children across the globe that could easily find a niche in such a family. I may not be a big fan of Brad and Angelina, but I do find it admirable that they've provided love and life to several orphaned kids. I'm sure all orphans wish they were as fortunate.  (Dec 21, 2008 | post #458)

Wedding

Calif. AG urges court to void gay marriage ban

VERY good post, Peaz. Sadly though, a logically conceptive mind would never have equated gay marriage with that of polygamy or beastiality in the first place.  (Dec 20, 2008 | post #116)

Wedding

Calif. AG urges court to void gay marriage ban

I love how you toss the word humanity around and yet you obviously have no clue wtf it means or represents. But let me just reassure you that its people like yourself that are indeed the lowest. Treading with such disdain and hate, flinging inconsequential statements. So, you're not into the homosexual thing, that's fine and dandy. Yet just because you aren't, somehow gives you the right to discredit and insult those who are. Its that kind of mentality that attributed to past years of abuse in the African-American community. Its THAT kind of idiotic sentiments that continue to push the world of humanity into the crapper. Kudos to you and yours for being judgemental jerkoffs. Ps. You can have any opinion you want, but the "will" of the people has absolutely NO bearing when OUR country's constitution PROTECTS all man kind from their essential rights as citizens.  (Dec 20, 2008 | post #6)

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Calif. AG urges court to void gay marriage ban

Well, its about damn time. Finally someone in Brown's position is taking a stand. I'm appauled that there's even controversy over this topic. We're talking about law abiding, tax paying citizens exercising the very fundament of our constitution; Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And yet, they're denied their basic right in life because a group of folks uphold different personal and religious beliefs? Exactly what does opinions have anything to do with constitutional protections?? . Good on Brown for finally speaking out. I hope to see continued efforts and eventually, a Supreme Court ruling it entirely unconstitutional.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #1)

2008 Presidential Election

Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton?

Heh. Thank you. I'm opting for Sudafed with a Tylenol Flu chaser. Have a lovely Orlando (Hey, I used to live there!) day! :D  (Nov 16, 2008 | post #255)

2008 Presidential Election

Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton?

Nyquil, on the rocks for me please.  (Nov 16, 2008 | post #251)

2008 Presidential Election

Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton?

Albright's a hell of woman! I'd love to see her play a role in our country again. I have nothing but the utmost highest respect for her. She didn't take crap from anyone and fought for the good. Her background in foreign allegiance is definitely a benefit for Obama and our current situation. And did you know that Obama taped Albright, alongside Rep. Leach, to represent him during a conference of world leaders to take place next week, I think? Hillary as Sec. of State? Hmmm. Maybe. It'll be some tough shoes to fill; following behind greats like Albright, Powell, Christopher and some of the times, Rice.  (Nov 14, 2008 | post #68)

Top Stories

Thank God for Prop 8

OMG!!!!! LMAO!!!!! Holy dang! Heh. Thank you for that; I needed a good laugh.  (Nov 12, 2008 | post #5014)

Honolulu, HI

Abercrombie slams Hawaii for D.C. silence - News

Goodness gracious, great balls of fire. Obama's from Hawaii. You know, so am I! So are millions of people. Sure, I think it's cool that the Prez is from here. That he spent his childhood/teenage years on the same block of my childhood stomping grounds. (Actually, that's real frickin' cool to me! Lol) But I don't remember there being a "Texas" Ball when Bush Deux got elected or an "Arkansas " one for Clinton either. The idea's pretty tacky to me and I'm guessing more feel the same. Can't you picture it now? Everyone in plastic neon colored leis, running around with mai tai's, listening to God awful elevator type Hawaiian music. Michelle in a coconut bra and grasskirt, Barack in his Aloha shirt, Neil with his slippahs and Lingle in her "85 Hawaii" t-shirt. Neil, dude. Seriously, this is not the opportunity ship we should be jumping on. Can we NOT desecrate the honor and dignity that is the Presidential Inauguration, with trying to pander for some tourism funds.  (Nov 12, 2008 | post #148)

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Baby got back.

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Mililani, Hawaii

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Sunlight. My mommy's smile. Tar Heel basketball. People who fight for the little guy. A/c. Sleeping in. Frolicking with my lil furry friends.

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Obama/Biden 08!

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Fighting for equality and justice, for all.