Month: August 2022


KHON2: Maui estimated to have 40,000+ free-roaming cats

KHON2: Maui estimated to have 40,000+ free-roaming cats

Maui estimated to have 40,000+ free-roaming cats. Maui is estimated to have 40,000 or more free-roaming cats according to Maui Humane Society. Maui Humane Society (MHS) is trying to crack down on free-roaming cats by announcing plans to implement an island-wide “Community Cat Count” they plan to start in August. MHS wants to better understand and effectively manage the cat population as humanely as possible and is hoping this new survey will help them.

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Hawaii News Now: Efforts underway to get a more accurate count of feral cats, reduce concentrated populations

Hawaii News Now: Efforts underway to get a more accurate count of feral cats, reduce concentrated populations

Efforts underway to get a more accurate count of feral cats, reduce concentrated populations. “It’s estimated that we have 40,000 feral cats here on Maui,” said Katie Shannon of the Maui Humane Society. “But it’s really based on a ‘finger in the air’ estimate.” To get a more accurate count, the Maui Humane Society is starting an island-wide survey in August, using tools developed by animal welfare groups and conservation scientists in Washington, D.C.

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