The humans saw cats in Hawaii on two occasions: the last two nights, they stayed in a very nice bed and breakfast place called the Kilauea Lodge. The resident tabby kitty there was Meatloaf. Meatloaf had free reign of the grounds and could be seen hanging out or napping amongst the Hawaiian flowers in the flowerbeds. Not a bad life!
Earlier during their trip, they paid a visit to "A" Bay - short for Anaehoomalu Bay . This is close to several resorts such as the Marriott and Hilton. There is a colony of feral cats living there who seem to lead a comparably good life because they are fed by volunteers on a regular basis. The weather is good all year round and there are minimal predators for feral cats there. This of course can lead to rapid increases in numbers of cats so TNR programs must be important there. Mom doesn't know details about TNR programs on the Big Island but she wants to learn more.
Can you see the weasel or ferret at the food bowl? What do you think it is? (Thank you Cat for telling us it is a mongoose).
Mom and Dad saw one of the volunteers leaving in her car after she had come to feed them. That is probably why they saw so many, because the were gathered in the area where the feeding took place.
There are wild chicken in Hawaii, and they did see a few - had seen many more in Kauai. The wild goose is the national bird in Hawaii, and is endangered. They are called Nene. There are road signs warning of Nene Crossing all over the place. But they never did see an actual Nene, just the signs.