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Haiku volunteer repays past kindness with dedication and talent for animal care

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Veni Villarimo cares for animals at the East Maui Animal Refuge in Haiku.

    BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Veni Villarimo cares for animals at the East Maui Animal Refuge in Haiku.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                A cockatoo enjoys the view from Veni Villarimo’s shoulder.

    BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    A cockatoo enjoys the view from Veni Villarimo’s shoulder.

An orange tabby cat named B.F.F. and gray tabby Buster wait at the gate of the nonprofit East Maui Animal Refuge — better known as the Boo Boo Zoo — to sneak a nap in the car of one of their favorite volunteers: Veni Villarimo, 55, of Haiku. Read more

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