about us

Magical Creatures of Hamakua is a Nonprofit Animal Rescue and Sanctuary located on the beautiful Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Our Sanctuary is founded on a profound compassion for all animals, focusing on those who have experienced uncommon hardships. We do not keep livestock or breed stock, nor do we employ working animals. Whether horse, cow, pig, sheep, goat, dog, cat or chicken, a Magical Creatures of Hamakua resident just needed a little help living out their best lives.

For us, the animals in our care are all equal with their own unique needs. We aim to provide the most loving safe haven possible for these truly special beings.

Why the name

Magical Creatures?

 Because they all are magical​ of course! 

My name is Helena Lundblad, Founder and President of the Magical Creatures of HamakuaI have been drawn to animals ever since I was a child. Dogs, cats, horses, birds, mice, walking sticks, frogs, bunnies--you name it, I have likely tried to move them in.

Helena with her 1st Magical Creature

In July of 2016, my (extremely supportive and patient) husband and I moved to a beautiful 13 acre property in Laupahoehoe, HI. After years of not being able to have animals in my life, I finally found myself in an environment capable of supporting almost any animal needing help. I was like a sponge dipped in water. Two weeks after we moved in, we adopted two cats and a dog. Then we heard about an orphan baby goat who needed a home.

We named her Janice. Janice came to us with severe injuries to all her hooves. Two were unable to be saved. She lived in our bedroom as she healed and ended up staying inside the house for 6 month. When it was time for Janice to get some friends, we found two more orphan baby goats on craigslist. After that, a couple of horses needed fostering and we had the space.

And then, a dear friend found two other senior horses, starving and in need of rescue. Those horses were soon followed by numerous litters of kittens also in need of fostering. And then there were puppies. And then two orphan baby piglets. And then....

Some animals become inseparable parts of our daily lives, like Janice did for me. Others like to hang out and get some loving pets and scratches. Then there are the ones that show up for feeding and then don't really require (or want) much more.

(looking at you, Rachel)


But they are all unique and have interesting stories to tell. If you take the time to listen, you will see them as we do--Magical Creatures! First, though, they just needed to be given a chance.


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Is a nonprofit Animal Rescue and Sanctuary located in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. The organization is classified as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.