Pet overpopulation affects the wildlife on our island, exposes our pets to disease and forces us into ethical conflict over the growing number of animals looking for homes, suffering from neglect etc. The Maui Humane Society is receiving an average of 20 pets at the shelter every day, 365 days a year. Don't contribute to the problem - be a part of the solution! Give Maui's countless homeless pets a better chance at finding a new home, and a better quality of life by spaying and neutering your pets, and encouraging friends and family to do the same.
For a limited time, funding is available to cover 100% of the cost of spay/neuter surgery for all pets residing in Maui County. We recommend pain medication to go home for a small fee of $5-10, depending on the size of your pet. This grant runs until June 30, 2017.
Thanks to a grant funded by PetSmart Charities, Maui Humane Society will be hosting two more high-volume MASH (Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital) clinics for cats March 17-18 in Hana Health and April 26-30 at Maui Humane Society. These clinics are FREE to the public (though donations to help cover costs are appreciated).
To make an appointment for a pet spay or neuter at Maui Humane Society, please call (808) 877-3680 ext. 3.
Help us in our efforts to reduce pet overpopulation on Maui. Donate to our Spay-Neuter fund today!
What is spay/ neuter?
Both spay and neuter procedures are common surgeries that can only be performed by your veterinarian. Female dogs and cats are spayed by removing their reproductive organs (ovariohysterectomy), and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their testicles(orchidectomy). Surgery is performed under general anesthesia using sterile surgical instruments and suture.
Spaying and neutering has both health and behavioral advantages for your pet. It lowers the risk of developing several types of cancers and infections and your pet will be calmer, and less prone to unwanted behaviors. Spaying and neutering is also a pro-active solution to the community problem of pet overpopulation. By preventing litters, you are doing your part to reduce the number of homeless pets on Maui.
Spaying and Neutering benefits you.
The cost of your pet's spay or neuter surgery is less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. Your pet will feel less compelled to roam, fight and mark its territory. Spayed and neutered pets are less distracted by trying to find a mate, and more attentive to their families. And spaying and neutering does more than improve your quality of life and the life of your pet - it improves your community and saves lives.
The Truth About Spay/Neuter
Myth: Neutering my pet will make him less of a male.
Myth: Spaying or neutering will make my pet fat and lazy.
Myth: I don't need to neuter my male because he isn't the one having litters.
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