HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Maui Humane Society is faced with the devastating decision of possibly euthanizing some animals as they deal with extreme overcrowding. According to the Maui Humane Society, they have over 130 dogs in care and only 40 kennels so for the first time in years the shelter is forced to create a list of at-risk animals for euthanasia.
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.
The Maui Humane Society is urgently requesting the community’s help to provide temporary homes for dogs as on Tuesday it had 120 dogs in their care and the kennel has a capacity of only 40, a news release said.
Maui Humane Society is urgently requesting the community’s help to provide temporary homes for dogs. Maui Humane Society currently has 120 dogs in their care and has kennel capacity for 40 dogs. Dogs are being paired in kennels to make additional space. 30 SOS Fosters are needed immediately to help decrease the dog population at the shelter.
Ed Kanoi, the host from 99.9 KISS FM’s, had a great LIVE conversation about all things Maui Humane Society with the Director of Marketing and Communication, Katie Shannon. Listen to their radio interview as they discuss the ever-going animal population, Paws-to-Adopt, the need for adoptions and fosters, staying open late on St. Patrick’s Day (open until 7pm!), as well as the Spring Break Pawty at the Andaz on March 25! Not to mention, Maui’s new dog licenses!
Cindy Paulos talking story with Katie Shannon about Elua, the 2nd Hawaiian puppy in the Puppy Bowl, over 110 dogs in Maui Humane Society’s care means we need fosters! And MHS 3rd Fridays, where Maui Humane Society will be open until 7pm every 3rd Friday of the month, starting on February 17
Hawaii Public Radio: Maui Humane Society’s kennels have been over capacity for more than a year.
The shelter is overcapacity due to the high surrender and stray intake rates that spiked because of the pandemic.
Workers say there’s an especially large surge of dogs.