CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS DUE TO COVID-19
As a shelter we have two primary responsibilities: to provide the best, most humane care for the animals entrusted to us, and to look after the well-being of the people who make this care possible. We are making the following scheduling and program adjustments in light of guidance from public health officials.
Please be advised that MHS is following guidelines provided by the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) regarding Animal Control and Sheltering Services during the COVID-19 crisis.
Maui Humane Society is closed to the public and suspending its community clinic until further notice. Limited services are offered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 24/7 Humane Enforcement is available for emergencies only.
If you are interested in adopting an available animal:
We ask that potential adopters call (808) 877-3680 ext. 3 in advance of coming to the shelter. For people who would like to adopt a pet, MHS is running an adoption special for all adult dogs - just $20 to adopt through the end of March. Adoption fees for all adult cats are sponsored.
If you find a stray animal:
We ask those who find friendly, healthy stray animals to consider fostering them until the shelter can resume normal operations. Stray finders are advised to make an appointment with a vet clinic or MHS to check for a microchip, file a found report with Maui Humane Society, and hold the pet to give the owner time to locate them.
As we enter kitten season, we ask that if you find newborn kittens (4 weeks old or younger), that you please leave them with their mother to give them their best chance at survival.
If you must surrender an animal:
We are asking owners who are not facing an immediate crisis to hold their pets for up to four weeks, and to surrender at a later date. For any pet owners who need to surrender immediately, we ask that you call (808) 877-3680 ext. 3 first to schedule an appointment. We are not accepting friendly community (feral) cat surrenders at this time.
Please immediately bring in animals in distress: injured, sick or in imminent danger. NO animals will be turned away.
24/7 Animal Emergency Response
This service will continue to be provided at (808) 877-3680 ext. 211 for high priority and emergency calls only (e.g. - injured/sick stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, dangerous, aggressive dog complaints).
We ask that the public suspend calling to report low priority/ non-emergency activity (non-aggressive stray pick-up, leash law and licensing complaints, barking/nuisance complaints, trapping and transport of community cats).
If you're wondering how you can help:
Here's a list of ways you can help during the crisis that we will be updating as needed.
The acceptance of gently used items such as towels, sheets, bedding, newspaper, etc. are being temporarily suspended, effective immediately.
Adoption Center Temporarily Closed (Adoptions are available by Appointment)
Limited services (Adoptions, Lost/Found, Surrenders) will be available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment, call (808) 877-3680 ext. 3 between 9am and 3pm. Low-priority functions (e.g. - license renewal, microchipping) are suspended until further notice.
Community Spay/Neuter Clinic & Community Cat Program Temporarily Suspended
Maui Humane Society is temporarily suspending all spay/neuter services for community (feral) cats and owned animals. If a customer has a previously scheduled appointment now through mid-April, that appointment will be cancelled and waitlisted for future appointments. Owners and caretakers will be notified and given priority when the clinic re-opens. We are also suspending our community cat trap rental program at this time.
Other Programs/Services/ Events being postponed/cancelled:
Scheduled as Planned
As this situation develops, we are adjusting in real time. Please check back here for the latest updates. To make an appointment or for questions, e-mail us or call (808) 877-3680 ext. 3 between 9am and 3pm.
Updated March 31, 2020
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