CNN host Jessica Dean speaks with Maui Humane Society, Director of Marketing Katie Shannon regarding the current situation on Maui. Maui Humane Society estimates there are 3,000 lost or missing pets. MHS is working with emergency response teams to provide medical attention to pets in need in Lahaina. As of Saturday, August 12, fires are still burning and assessments of the damage are underway.
On Tuesday, thousands of islanders throughout Hawai’i will be lighting up the sky for the upcoming 4th of July celebration, but one thing to consider is how to keep your pets safe and sane during this holiday. The Maui Humane Society has issued the following information to help residents keep their furry loved ones safe and sound.
Big holidays usually come with big events. For some, that big event is a fireworks’ show. Whether official fireworks shows or your neighbors firing some off, fireworks create fear and anxiety for the local wildlife as well as our pets. For pets and other animals, their sense of sound of smell is much more heightened than ours. Loud sounds like explosions are a terrifying experience, especially for those pets who are not nestled inside with their caretakers.
Help is desperately needed at Maui’s only animal shelter. Officials at the Maui Humane Society say it is overcapacity — more than ever before. They even have signs up at the entrance saying, “WE ARE FULL.” “We are asking the community to come and foster animals as soon as they can. What we need is animals to get out of the kennels. We don’t have any open kennels right now, which means any animal coming in, we don’t have space for,” said Katie Shannon, Maui Humane Society director of marketing.
KITV: Maui Humane Society pup to play in the 2023 Puppy Bowl — as local shelters look to find furever homes
The Aloha State will be represented in the Puppy Bowl this year with Maui Humane Society’s persevering pup, Elua! Airing on Animal Planet on February 12 at 9am HST. Maui Humane Society is in urgent need of SOS Fosters for 105+ of their dogs. As their kennels only hold 40 dogs, the community can help by becoming an SOS Foster, which is completely free, all supplies provided and no experience needed.
For the first time EVER, the Aloha State is being represented in the PUPPY BOWL! On February 13, 2022, Maui Humane Society’s shelter-born pup, Hoku, will be Hawaii’s shining star and tackling the competition during Puppy Bowl XVIII on Animal Planet. Maui Humane Society’s Marketing Manager, Katie Shannon, fostered Hoku and explained how the PuppyBowl will be an opportunity to shine a spotlight on certain breeds stigmas.