Contact: Nancy Willis (808) 877-3680 ext.218

The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation Invests in Animal Lifesaving on Island of Maui

Puunene, HI (Monday, March 19, 2018): Maui Humane Society (MHS) today announced it has received a four-year $1 Million grant from The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation, a private charitable foundation.

Over the course of the next four years, this grant will be used to support full funding of the Wings of Aloha transfer program, hiring a new full-time Cat Program Coordinator, providing Humane Alliance training, upgrading cat housing, purchasing a new transport vehicle as well as additional equipment needed for the MHS Spay & Neuter clinic.

In addition, a grant in support of a full-time Foster Coordinator was received from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

“We are grateful to the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation for believing in the game-changing work we are doing on behalf of Maui’s homeless animals. Thanks to Maddie, the little dog that inspired a revolution, we can help more animals than ever,” said Jerleen Bryant, Maui Humane Society CEO.

Each year the Maui Humane Society helps thousands of animals, taking in over 6,000 animals to shelter and serving many times that number through community outreach programs. Equally important, through its programs and services, MHS is able to provide support for Maui’s approximately 90,000 pet owners as well as Animal Management Services for the County of Maui.

“Maui Humane Society’s work and leadership are both extraordinary. We are proud to support their efforts and to help enhance lifesaving and wellbeing services for companion animals on Maui,” said Dave Duffield.

For more information about Maui Humane Society, visit our website or call (808) 877-3680 ext. 3

About the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation

The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation is a private charitable foundation based in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The Duffields are long-time benefactors of companion animal causes, education initiatives and veteran services, and are the founders of Maddie’s Fund, a leading animal welfare foundation dedicated to revolutionizing the status and well-being of companion animals. They thoughtfully honor the spirit of their dog Maddie in their philanthropy pursuits to thank her for her love and companionship.

About Maui Humane Society

Maui Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, serving the community for over 60 years and is Maui’s only open admission shelter. Our mission is to protect and serve the lives of Maui’s animals, accepting all in need, educating the community and inspiring respect and compassion toward all animals.