There are about 500 donkeys on the big island. Their ancestors were brought there years ago to work in the coffee plantations.
Natives say the wild donkeys have become a nuisance and driving hazard, so the Humane Society has worked out a plan to have about 200 donkeys flown to refuge centers in Tehachapi and Sonoma next month.
But first, some of them must be castrated. Once they're healed and in a better frame of mind, it's off to their new California homes.