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Helping Hand - Leilani Farm Sanctuary 2019

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Helping Hand - February 22, 2019 complete interview with Leilani Farm Sanctuary

This week on Helping Hand, Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui returns. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Founder and President Laurelee Blanchard. The all-volunteer, nonprofit that provides shelter to hundreds of rescued and sometimes previously abused animals, sometimes saved from slaughter or orphaned after hunters killed their parents, and educates the community on the humane treatment of animals, including educational programs for school groups and special needs visitors, and tours to the general public. You can learn more in the book by our guest, Finding Paradise: Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui.

Matthew the turkey weighs about 40 pounds and loves to be cuddled by visitors to Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui, as this photo shows...

Helping Hand is a weekly feature airing statewide on HPR1 stations each Friday as part of our afternoon drive broadcast of All Things Considered, and then appearing online here, where all of our Helping Hand segments and resources are archived online. Every week, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization, topic or event that offers assistance to people with disabilities and people and animals among the most vulnerable.


Contact Leilani Farm Sanctuary:



Phone: (808) 298-8544

Find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Yelp and Trip Advisor.

Find all the previous Helping Hand segments.

Visitors snuggle a baby goat at Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui.
A lucky goat gets kisses and snuggles at Leilani Farm Sanctuary.
Laurelee Blanchard snuggles a goat at Leilani Farm Sanctuary
Our guest Laurelee Blanchard gets a kiss from a pig at her Leilani Farm Sanctuary.
A visitor snuggles a chicken at Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui.
Animals of varying species find companionship with people and each other at Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui.


Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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