FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nancy Willis, (808) 877-3680, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maui Humane Society Temporarily Closes to the Public, Appointments Needed for Adoptions and Animal Surrenders
Puunene, HI (3/18/20): Effective Thursday, March 19th, Maui Humane Society (MHS) will be temporarily closing its door to the public and suspending low priority functions until further notice. Limited services will be offered to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. This includes: Animal surrenders, adoptions and lost/found services. Appointments can be made by calling (808) 877-3680 ext. 3 between the hours of 11-5pm. For a complete list of all programs and services affected by this closure, please visit the Maui Humane society website at www.mauihumanesociety.org.
Maui Humane Society Enforcement officers will continue to provide 24 hour service to answer high priority and emergency calls. Those calls include injured or sick and stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, dangerous and aggressive dog complaints, and more. MHS is asking that the public to please suspend calling MHS to report low priority/non-emergency activity including non-aggressive stray animal pick-up, leash law and licensing complaints, barking and nuisance complaints.
MHS will also be temporarily suspending all spay/neuter services for owned animals. If a customer has a previously scheduled appointment for their pet between March 23 and mid-April, that appointment is cancelled and they will be waitlisted for a future appointment. Owners will be given priority when the spay/neuter clinic opens again. Please note that all spay/neuter surgeries scheduled now through Friday, March 20 are still happening. Additionally, all TNR (Trap/Neuter/Release) surgeries for community (feral) cats will not be affected and all previously scheduled appointments will be honored.
To donate or for more information about Maui Humane Society, please visit the Maui Humane Society website at: www.mauihumanesociety.org or call (808) 877-3680. Please note that the changes listed above are as of Wednesday, March 18 however based on the uncertainty surrounding this issue, circumstances may change and other services/programs may change without notice. Please check the MHS website for the most updated information.
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 save the lives of Maui’s animals, accepting all in need, educating the community and inspiring respect and compassion toward all animals. The Maui Humane Society takes in more than 5,600 animals annually, and serves many times that number through community outreach programs. Equally important, through the many programs and services offers, MHS provides support for Maui’s approximately 90,000 pet owners as well as Animal Management Services for the County of Maui.