Maui Humane Society’s Humane Enforcement Officers are tasked with enforcing Title 6 of Maui County Code regarding Animals. View the entire code here.

Report an Animal Emergency

If a situation is life-threatening and a person or animal is in immediate danger call 911. If an animal requires urgent medical care, rescuing or someone has been bitten, please call  (808) 877-3680 ext. 222. Be prepared to provide the location of the event, and your contact information so that we may follow up.

Animal Emergency Response is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

File a Non-Emergency Neglect Report


Report Animal Neglect

To report neglect, please call (808) 877-3680 ext. 222 7 days a week from 7am to 6pm, or fill out this online form.

An officer will reach out to you shortly to follow up if needed.

Report a Dog Bite

To report a non-emergency incident, please fill out this online form and an officer will reach out to you shortly. 

If a situation is life-threatening, a person or animal is in immediate danger or someone has been bitten, please call 911, then our 24/7 Emergency Response hotline at (808) 877-3680 and follow the instructions.  

Report Leash Law Violations

Keeping dogs on leash when in public not only protects other animals and people but it keeps them safe as well. It is illegal to walk your dog off leash unless you are in a designated off-leash area.  To report dog unrestrained dogs on the beaches, call DOCARE at (808) 873-3990.  

The law specifies that:

  • Dogs are required to be restrained at all times.
  • Away from home: a dog must be on leash unless the dog is in a designated off-leash dog park.   Currently there are only two dog parks and the State of Hawaii requires all dogs to be leashed when on the beach.  

At home: a dog must be restrained by a fence or other containment system preventing the dog from leaving on its own volition. 

If you would like to report a leash law violation incident, please fill out this online form.

File a Barking Complaint

Maui County Code 6.04.010 defines excessive barking as follows:

“Excessive barking means continuous and/or incessant barking, baying, crying, howling, or any other noise which disturbs any person at any time of day or night for (10) consecutive minutes or intermittently for twenty (20) minutes; provided, however, that barking shall not be deemed excessive if such barking is the result of a trespass or threatened trespass by a person or persons on private property on which the dog is situated or is the result of a person teasing or otherwise provoking the dog.”

Any person convicted of a barking violation shall be fined up to $500 per charge.

To report barking, a person must first document the barking to prove it violates county law. Download our Barking Dog Complaint Letter for detailed instructions. It is highly recommended you record the barking (either 10 minutes of continuous barking or 20 minutes of intermittent barking) as evidence to support your case. You must provide this information to our Humane Enforcement department by filling out and submitting a Barking Violation Information Form in person to the Maui Humane Society in order for them to legally take action.

Upon receiving a documented bark complaint, our Humane Officers will try to work with the owner to resolve the situation. This process should take a minimum of three weeks. If this is not effective, the Humane Officer will then fill out a report that is sent to the County Prosecutor’s Office.

It is the County Prosecutor’s decision whether or not to issue a fine for excessive barking, not the decision of the Maui Humane Society or its Humane Officers.

Report Animal Abandonment/Displacement

To report animal abandonment/displacement, please fill out this online form. You can also call (808) 877-3680 ext. 222 7 days a week from 7am to 6pm.

An officer will reach out to you shortly to follow up if needed.

Found Kittens?

When we find a litter of kittens, more often than not, mom is nearby! She is most likely hunting for food to provide for her babies, and she will return shortly. The best thing you can do is leave the kittens where they are. Mom offers her kittens the best chance for survival, and their survival rate decreases by 50% without her.

If mom does not return in 10 hours, check to see if the kittens are well-fed and warm. If not, human intervention may be necessary. If the kittens appear to be sick and/or injured, please reach MHS’ Humane Enforcement at 808-877-3680 ext. 222. Learn more!