We're not going to sugarcoat this - the COVID-19 crisis is already having an impact on our staff and community, and we need your help.
In the coming weeks and months, we expect to see shelter population increase as transfer partners continue to close, fewer people are able to adopt, and as community members who become hospitalized may not have family and friends to care for their pets. We must also prepare for the possibility of staffing shortages due to illness, volunteer shortages, and a drop in donations that support crucial life-saving programs.
Here’s what you can do to help:
You do NOT need to attend an orientation to foster during the COVID-19 crisis.
We are in need of 'on call' emergency foster homes in the event that the shelter reaches critical capacity. We have the greatest need for foster homes for medium/large dogs and 'only' dogs.
If you have space in your heart and home, please use the button below to sign up. That’s it! We will reach out to you personally if we end up needing your help.
If you would like to foster kittens:
We're working on putting together a virtual orientation so you can be ready to help. If you can foster kittens, please sign up for a foster orientation. We'll get you going from there!
Send much-needed items from our Wish List.
We have been receiving fewer Wish List items lately, possibly because folks are distracted, or nervous about spending. Help out by choosing much-needed items from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered straight to our shelter (you don’t even have to leave the house)!
Give $5, if you can.
Like most shelters across the country, MHS must come up with ways to keep saving lives in spite of cancelled fundraising events and closed transfer partners.
We did the math and found out that if every one of our 22,000 followers on Facebook donated just $5 today, we would be able to cover the costs of veterinary supplies, medications and vaccines for our shelter animals for an entire year.
If you're in a position to help, please consider sending a little Aloha to Maui's homeless animals in the form of $5 toward their care. That's less than a fancy cup of coffee, but it adds up! And it saves lives.
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