Spay-Neuter Efforts

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.

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. 

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!

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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
Contrary to what you may have heard there is no downside to spaying and neutering your pet! Here are some common misconceptions about this humane procedure:

Myth: My pet should have at least one litter before being spayed.
FACT: There is no medical basis for this claim. Actually, evidence indicates just the opposite! Research indicates that pets spayed and neutered before puberty typically live longer, healthier lives.

Myth: Neutering my pet will make him less of a male.
FACT: Neutering won't affect your pet's working abilities, friendliness or playfulness. It WILL reduce testosterone-associated behaviors like urine-marking, roaming, excessive aggression, and inappropriate mounting.

Myth: Spaying or neutering will make my pet fat and lazy.
FACT: Lack of exercise and over-feeding is what causes pets to pack on pounds. Provide exercise and monitor food intake and your pet will remain fit and trim.

Myth: I don't need to neuter my male because he isn't the one having litters.
FACT: It takes two to tango!

1350 Mehameha Loop, Puunene, HI 96784
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