Maui Humane Society’s mission is to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals, accepting all in need, educating the community, and inspiring respect and compassion towards all animals.
Events & Promos
Maui Humane Society to Host WAGS to RICHES Slumber Party – Taking Shelter Pets from the Doghouse to the Penthouse
Maui Humane Society is hosting their annual slumber party with a luxurious twist on May 1, 2021. This year, the Wags to Riches event will be sending shelter animals from the doghouse to the penthouse! Participants will compete for a coveted sleepover spot in the kennels while the top fundraisers will earn a VIP night with a shelter pup at several of Hawaii’s top-rated luxury beachfront resorts.
The Maui Humane Society (MHS) will be hosting its second annual ‘Bad Pet Art Fundraiser’ from Thursday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 28, and is inviting the public to participate. Participate by donating a minimum of $20 and submit your photo on MHS’s Facebook Page.
We want to see your wettest pooch smooch and cute cat cuddle! Donate a heart alongside a photo to Maui Humane Society’s Virtual Valentine to give the gift of love! Share your gift on social media to inspire others to share their 4-legged lover.
Sign up today for our Virtual Valentine Chocolate Tasting on Feb 12 at 6:30pm. Purchase the event at $40 and receive the Maui Tropical Trio 27 piece gift box, 14 samples and the access to the virtual tasting on Feb 12!
There is nothing better than sharing the holiday spirit with a furry companion. By helping us foster dogs & cats this holiday season, you’ll be their holiday hero!
Whether you can donate $5 or $500, every contribution matters. This holiday season, purchase an ornament from Maui Humane Society’s Virtual Giving Tree to give much-needed care to Maui’s shelter animals.
Here at Maui Humane Society, we think Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to share some of the amazing things we have been able to do for shelter animals thanks to the support of people like you. On December 1, we’ll be releasing a series of short videos highlighting some of our latest and greatest efforts!
Join us in celebrating the light of hope for Maui Humane Society animals by joining in to our watch party as we light the shelter’s 2020 holiday Stars of Hope display.
This month only, take advantage of these paw-some adoption fee discounts!
There are so many small ways to give hope to shelter animals this holiday season. From sharing a post to sponsoring a life-saving surgery, your contribution matters!
Maui Now: Reduced Adoption Fees During Maui “Empty the Shelter” Event
May 5, 2021
From May 5-8, Maui Humane Society is participating in the Empty the Shelters adoption promotion! Find out more about discounted adoption fees...
KITV: 3 lucky Maui Humane Society shelter dogs to go from ‘Wags to Riches’
May 1, 2021
New York Post: Hawaiian Resorts Are Hosting Shelter Dogs That Guests Can Win a Stay With
April 9, 2021
Guests who raise the most funds for the contest will be invited to spend a VIP night at one of the three resorts on May 1 and they will also get to choose the dog they want to spend time with.
Fox News: Hawaiian Resorts Are Hosting Shelter Dogs That Guests Can Win a Stay With: ‘Wags to Riches’
April 8, 2021
The Wags to Riches fundraising contest will conclude on Friday, April 30, at noon. The top 16 fundraisers will be announced at the close of the contest. So far, the Maui Humane Society has reached 19% of its $50,000 goal, according to the donation platform Qgiv.
Travel and Leisure: These Hawaiian Shelter Dogs Are Getting a Night at Maui’s Best Resorts — Here’s How You Can Win a Stay With Them
April 6, 2021
The Four Seasons Resort Maui, Fairmont Kea Lani, and Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort are going to the dogs. The three luxury resorts are teaming up with the Maui Humane Society for its annual Wags to Riches event. Only this year, rather than host a mere event, the hotels are giving away one-night stays for the dogs and their human friends.
Maui Now: Lucky Dogs Will Slumber at Swanky Resorts for Maui Humane Society
April 2, 2021
“We love the idea of taking a homeless shelter dog to a world-class resort where they’ll be spoiled for the night,” Maui Humane Society CEO Steve MacKinnon said.
Maui News: Illegal trapping, transporting of pet cats a widespread problem
March 8, 2021
Under state law, abandoning an animal, including by trapping and relocating the animal, is a crime punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine, said Emily Drose, community cat coordinator for the Maui Humane Society. The Maui Humane Society can provide resources as to how to keep cats off your property without harming them.
Maui Health: Dr. Jennifer Fitzpatrick Selected as Hometown Hero
March 4, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Fitzpatrick was selected as Hometown Hero by Pacific Media Group and Maui Health in recognition of her outstanding veterinary work for Maui's animals. Read about how she has gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.
KHON2: Maui Humane Society to host ‘Bad Pet Art Fundraiser’
February 24, 2021
The Maui Humane Society (MHS) will be hosting its second annual ‘Bad Pet Art Fundraiser’ from Thursday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 28, and is inviting the public to participate. Participate by donating a minimum of $20 and submit your photo on MHS's Facebook Page.
Cuddle Clone: Shelter Spotlight
February 5, 2021
Maui Humane Society was chosen as the Shelter Spotlight for the month of February by Cuddle Clones
KITV – 4Ever Pets Distributes 30,000 lbs of Food!
January 25, 2021
Maui Humane Society's community support program hits a milestone. 4EverPets has given out 30,000 pounds of pet food in the last eight months since it started.
Keep Your Pet Safe from Fireworks
December 30, 2020
Keep your pet safe during New Year's Eve and this holiday season from fireworks. Due to COVID, there will likely be more frequent displays of fireworks all over the island. That means there will likely be fireworks closer to your home if you’re not having them yourself. Read tips and advice to keep your pet safe.
Maui Now: Mahi Pono Sets Aside Three Acres For Future Expansion of Maui Humane Society
December 23, 2020
Mahi Pono announced the company has executed a long-term lease agreement with the Maui Humane Society that will enable an expansion onto three additional acres.Under the agreement, MHS will be able to lease the adjacent land for $1 per year for a period of 60 years.
KHON2: Maui Humane Society hoping to find foster homes for the holidays
December 18, 2020
The holidays are usually spent at home with family, and that includes four-legged family members. The Maui Humane Society (MHS) is looking for holiday heroes to foster a dog or cat this holiday season.
Hawaii News Now: Story of hope, for a rescue pup and the family she saved, nets $50k for Maui Humane Society
December 18, 2020
Rory Stoykoff says his late wife, Zayna, was a beautiful person. Three years ago, the Maui middle school teacher was diagnosed with breast cancer. “It was triple negative breast cancer. If you have breast cancer, it’s the one you do not want to have,” Stoykoff said. During her treatment, there was a glimmer of hope when the couple thought she would get better. “In celebration, she got a dog without telling me,” Stoykoff said. That dog was a mixed-breed rescue animal from the Maui Humane Society. The Stoykoffs named her Kaia.
The Maui News: Mahi Pono leases land so Maui Humane Society can expand
December 16, 2020
Mahi Pono has executed a long-term lease agreement with Maui Humane Society for a 3-acre parcel that will allow the nonprofit to expand its facility, the organizations announced Tuesday. The Mahi Pono-owned parcel is adjacent to the humane society’s Puunene facility and will be leased for $1 a year for 60 years, according to a news release.
Maui Now: Pet Adoption Story Earns $50,000 Petco Foundation Grant for Maui Humane Society
December 8, 2020
After the loss of his wife, an adopted dog named Kaia helped Rory and his stepdaughter find comfort, companionship, and laughter.
Honolulu Star Advertiser: More Pets Left Behind During Pandemic
December 1, 2020
Although there has been an increase in demand for the adoption of pets during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has also been an uptick in the number of animals being surrendered to shelters, according to several Hawaii nonprofits and shelters.
Greater Good: Riggs’s Road to Recovery
November 24, 2020
Peering into Riggs’s crate before he was loaded onto our recent epic Paws Across the Pacific mission, it was hard to believe this was the same dog who arrived at the shelter only a few weeks previously.
MHS Veterinary Team Celebrates Record-Breaking Comeback in Wake of Pandemic Disruption
November 13, 2020
"For the past 4 months current vet staff and a few dedicated surgery volunteers have worked harder and longer, pushing themselves to spay and neuter hundreds more animals. As a result, we have spay/neutered over 3000 animals compared to our goal of just over 2000. This was done in addition to all the hundreds of animals we also assisted with other life changing surgeries and treatments."
Maui News: Two puppies die after being left in container
November 10, 2020
An unidentified individual was charged with six counts of cruelty to animals and six counts of animal abandonment, after six puppies were left in a plastic storage container with its lid sealed closed with duct tape on Nov. 2, the Maui Humane Society said Sunday.
Foster Hero Says Goodbye to Girly Before Flight Across the Pacific
November 9, 2020
One image in particular caught our attention: that of a foster family dropping off a gorgeous young pup at Maui Humane Society, the mom gently holding her up for the shot, the child reaching across tenderly, her father’s arm around her shoulder for support. Above the masks, their eyes brim with tears. We knew we had to get the story behind the photo.
126 cats, 9 dogs welcomed aboard: Paws Across the Pacific takes Maui animals to Mainland
October 30, 2020
In what organizers are calling the largest pet rescue flight in history, more than 600 shelter dogs and cats from Hawaii were loaded onto a chartered Hercules C-130 and flown to Seattle on Wednesday.
KHON2: MHS Partners with Greater Good Charities & Wings of Rescue to Conduct the Largest Pet Rescue Flight in History
October 9, 2020
On October 29, Greater Good Charities and Wings of Rescue are partnering with The Animal Rescue Site by GreaterGood and shelters across Hawaii to fly over 600 animals to new homes on the Mainland.