HONOLULU -- In an effort to control the Big Island's wild donkey population, about 100 of them are being taken to California.
Drought conditions led the donkeys from the highlands into a populated area in search of water. Donkeys were appearing near the highway and a school.
The Humane Society and a local veterinarian have been trapping and sterilizing animals from the rapidly growing population estimated at about 400 to 600 donkeys.
At the end of the month, a clinic is to be set up at a ranch to castrate captured male donkeys.