Adopt a Pet from KARES! Meet Deogi — the Survivor

Deogi is a wonderful lab mix who was diagnosed as heartworm positive last year. Lisa, our fantastic volunteer, took Deogi in as we expected Deogi not to live much more than six months or so. Well, this girl surprised us and is thriving!

Deogi is now heartworm negative, but the effects of the disease are still evident. She has a big, round belly and will be on medication for the rest of her life. For her size, she should weigh about 35-40 pounds, instead she is closer to 60 pounds because of the excess fluid she carries. This is why it is so important to test for heartworms and use a monthly preventative.

Deogi is available for adoption. She is a sweetheart who needs a soft place to lay her head and a family who can give her lots of love and affection. Deogi is between 3 and 5 years old and needs minimal exercise, a walk in the morning and the evening will do just fine. KARES will continue to cover all of Deogi’s medical expenses, including her monthly medications.

For more information on Deogi call 333-6299. If you want to adopt a pet, check out our Facebook page, as well as our website to learn more about the other adoptable pets that need homes.


Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 2009 and is now serving the people and animals throughout Hawaii Island. KARES is dedicated to providing rescue of abandoned and abused dogs and cats, temporary shelter in foster care homes and finding adoption homes for our island homeless pets.

Can’t adopt today? There are plenty of other ways you can support KARES:

  • Make a tax-deductible donation here.
  • Become a foster parent here.
  • Volunteer for a variety of tasks here.


These wonderful animals from KARES are still up for adoption:

Adopt a Pet from KARES! Meet Beau and Lucy

Adopt a Pet from KARES! Meet Pata, the Loyal One (Monkey has been adopted!)

Adopt a Pet from KARES! Meet Bronco, the Mellow One

Adopt a Pet from KARES! Meet Sophia, the Eager One

Adopt a Pet from KARES! Meet Brody, the Patient One

Adopt a Pet from KARES! Meet Martha, the Energetic One

Adopt a Pet from KARES! Meet Billy Bones, the Pirate Cat

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