HONOLULU (KHON2) — A lack of pet-friendly rentals has led to overcrowding at humane societies statewide. “We really kind of hit our boiling point, which was 130 dogs, and we have only 40 kennels,” said Jenny Miller, Maui Humane Society interim CEO.
Hawaii News Now: Maui Humane Society fears euthanasia may be only option for dogs at overcrowded facility
Brutus is 4 years old, he loves back scratches and toys that are squeaky. But he’s at-risk for being euthanized. “We have never come out to the community before to talk about euthanasia the way that we are now, and what we’re trying to do is increase our transparency to really showcase, we need help,” said Director of Marketing, Katie Shannon.
We are reaching out to you with urgency and a heavy heart to address the crisis of animal overpopulation. With over 130 dogs in care and only 40 kennels, for the first time in years, Maui Humane Society has had to consider at-risk animals for euthanasia as a last resort due to limited space and capacity of care.