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Maui Humane Society awarded Community-Focused Programs Grant from the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation

Maui Humane Society awarded Community-Focused Programs Grant from the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation

Maui Humane Society has been awarded new funding to implement community-focused programs and services made possible by the generosity of the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation, a private charitable foundation based in Incline Village, Nevada. The grant will be distributed over a three year term with the intent to increase life saving efforts and expand resources beyond the shelter to reach at-risk pets throughout the island. Funding highlights include the purchase of a specialized truck and trailer to provide veterinary community outreach, hiring an additional veterinarian and support team, an expanded Foster department, an educational Humane Enforcement Resource Officer, expanded Wings of Aloha program to support inter-island transfers and further development of pet owner resources to help keep animals in their homes.

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Greater Good Charities’ Good Fix Program in Partnership with Maui Humane Society Offer Free-High-Quality High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinics to Help Effectively and Humanely Control Pet Population

Greater Good Charities’ Good Fix Program in Partnership with Maui Humane Society Offer Free-High-Quality High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinics to Help Effectively and Humanely Control Pet Population

Maui Humane Society is partnering with Greater Good Charities’ Good Fix program to provide free spay/neuter clinics in Hāna from June 9 through June 12. Hāna community members can bring in their dogs, cats, or any free roaming cat to Hāna High & Elementary School Gymnasium for free same day surgery.

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National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in Maui Humane Society To  Save and Improve the Lives of Pets on Maui

National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in Maui Humane Society To Save and Improve the Lives of Pets on Maui

Maui Humane Society is set to receive a $200,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at Petco at 50 Ho’okele Street in Kahului on July 28, 2022, at 11 a.m. in support of their lifesaving work for animals on Maui. “Petco Love has always been a strong supporter of our organization and animals. We are honored to receive this award as we continue to expand and develop new programs designed to save more lives,” said Steve MacKinnon, CEO of Maui Humane Society.

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$10M Crypto Match Campaign

Maui Humane Society is participating in an exciting opportunity for cryptocurrency holders to double their donation to help Maui’s homeless animals. The shelter accepts gifts of crypto and bitcoin and is participating in a $10 Million cryptocurrency matching campaign, made possible by their involvement with #CaringWithCrypto, a fundraising initiative run by The Giving Block and Shift4.

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Dogs Trust USA Commits $25,000 to Assist Financially Disadvantaged Dog Owners

Dogs Trust USA Commits $25,000 to Assist Financially Disadvantaged Dog Owners

Maui Humane Society is facing an unprecedented dog population that continues to push the boundaries of the shelter’s capacity. The main reason for surrender is the inability for owners to afford the high cost of veterinary bills, followed by a lack of pet friendly housing throughout the island. Dogs Trust USA, an organization which aims to help as many dogs as possible in the United States, committed $25,000 to assist financially disadvantaged dog owners receive access to low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter services and medical assistance.

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Shop to Benefit our Cause… Paws! – Maui Humane Society Virtual Holiday Auction Dec. 17-19

Shop to Benefit our Cause… Paws! – Maui Humane Society Virtual Holiday Auction Dec. 17-19

Maui Humane Society is hosting a virtual Holiday Auction with a vast array of gifts that are sure to delight from Dec 17-19! Featured auction items include local gift certificates, art, handmade crafts for dog and cat lovers, vacations, and one–of-a-kind experiences such as attending the 2022 US Open Tennis Championships or US Open Golf Tournament. All auction proceeds go directly to benefiting shelter animals.

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Maui Humane Society Opens Doors to Public for Adoptions

Maui Humane Society Opens Doors to Public for Adoptions

Maui Humane Society is pleased to announce that they’re opening the doors to the shelter for adoptions 7 days a week. Additionally, appointments are no longer needed to view and adopt animals. Daily operating hours are 11am to 4pm. Due to the increased number of animals currently housed at the shelter, Humane Society officials are hoping that the extended hours and elimination of the appointment requirement will encourage more adoptions.

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Press Release Dr. Kim Retirement

If you’ve ever adopted an animal from Maui Humane Society, chances are that it was helped by Dr. Miyo Kim. After 41 years in the veterinary field, including 25 years as Maui Humane Society’s Senior Shelter Veterinarian, Dr. Kim has announced her retirement. 

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