Due to the high number of cats and dogs at the shelter, the Maui Humane Society is seeking temporary SOS foster homes for adult pets. There is no training necessary, being an SOS foster is a service for anyone who can take a dog or a cat into their home for a minimum of three days or up to two weeks (preferably).
“We have a lot of animals in foster,” said Jenny Miller of MHS. “We have over 200 animals in foster homes right now and then we have a full cat ohana and we have a lot of animals in the kennels as well.”
No appointments are needed and adoption fees for the upcoming event are waived, courtesy of the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation. The list of animals up for adoption includes: dogs, cats, kittens, ducks, bunnies and guinea pigs.
Maui Humane Society is hosting their “Clear the Shelter, One Day Adoption Event,” on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thought to be hit by a car and then shot in the head with a .22 caliber bullet, She-Ra was left for dead. Alone and in excruciating pain, she wandered until she found retired school teacher Steven Kanada. The kind Samaritan bundled her in blankets and hurried her to the Maui Humane Society…
The shelter is overcapacity due to the high surrender and stray intake rates that spiked because of the pandemic. There are currently more than 500 animals under the care of the Humane Society. That is 25% more compared to the same month last year.
During the pandemic, animal shelters like the Maui Humane Society are experiencing an uptick in owner surrenders and stray intakes.
2 Find a Home: Maui Humane Society Is Taking Care of the Health Bill for Those Who Adopt ‘Certified Senior’ Dogs
Senior shelter dogs can linger at shelters for 4x longer than younger pups. Many people don’t adopt seniors because they think they are ‘broken” and worry about medical costs it takes to support them. But, Maui Humane Society has just the offer to change your mind.
“The amount of impact she has had on our organization and for our community’s animals can not be measured enough, we would not be where we are today without her. Dr. Kim has been a steady, dedicated advocate for our shelter and community animals,” said Director of Veterinary Services, Kelly Maguire.
Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Maui Humane Society are among the winners. MHS has received $10,000 specifically to help the medical and dental needs of senior dogs.
Maui Humane Society on Maui is one of 77 animal welfare groups chosen from 266 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $616,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities.