Maui Humane Society is struggling to find pet parents. They are desperately trying to find homes for not only their dogs, but their cats, bunny rabbits, even guinea pigs. “If you don’t have an outdoor space, cats are great to have. Same with our guinea pigs and our rabbits,” said Maui Humane Society Marketing and Communications Director Katie Shannon.
Maui Humane Society is urgently requesting the community’s help to provide homes and relief for dogs as its shelter population has surged. High surrender and stay intake rates have led to kennels being over capacity, the shelter said in a news release Thursday.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Maui Humane Society is asking people to stop bringing in strays and surrenders as they experience overcapacity. The shelter is currently caring for 67 dogs (not including the 32 animals in foster homes) when their kennels can only hold 40 dogs. “We are full and overcapacity. We need the community to understand that the shelter should be the last option for the animal,” said Katie Shannon, Director of Marketing at MHS, in a statement.
Maui Humane Society has issued an urgent request to the community for help in providing homes and relief for dogs from its shelter, which is currently over capacity. The Maui Humane Society has kennel capacity for 40 dogs, but the shelter is currently caring for 67, not including the 32 currently in foster homes.
Maui Humane Society is urgently requesting the community’s help to provide homes and relief for dogs. Due to high surrender and stray intake rates, the shelter population has experienced a massive surge, resulting in kennels being over capacity. Maui Humane Society has kennel capacity for 40 dogs; the shelter is currently caring for 67, not including the 32 currently in foster homes.
4EverPets will be at Hāna Farmer’s Market on Friday, July 29 from 12-4pm. Dr. Gaines will be administering vaccinations (for dogs, cats, and rabbits) and microchips and the 4EverPets Team will be distributing food & flea medicine.
With more than 500 animals in their care, the Maui Humane Society is seeking individuals and families who would like to adopt a new pet. While the shelter is waiving all adoption fees for Empty The Shelters July 11 -31st; it will accept donations. The waiver excludes county fees and licensing for dogs. Adoptable pets include: dogs, cats, kittens, guinea pigs, and rabbits.
Maui Humane Society is teaming up with national nonprofit Petco Love and Skechers to focus on the fun in fostering pets, which is lifesaving and especially critical during the busy summer months. Fostering is free, and it can begin on the same day. Maui Humane Society is participating in the nationwide Foster Open House:
June 25, 11:30 a.m.: For those interested in fostering dogs, puppies or Wings of Aloha fosters. Wings of Aloha is a donation-funded program that takes shelter animals and flies them to the mainland United States for adoption.
June 26, 11:30 a.m.: For those interested in fostering cats, kittens or critters (bunnies and guinea pigs)
With over 100 dogs and only 40 kennels, the Maui Humane Society (MHS) is in a crisis and needs your help to care for these animals. The shelter says it’s had an usually high number of dogs. Since so many of them share kennels, the dogs are also under a lot of stress.
This week, Maui Humane Society is taking part in Clear the Shelters – a nationwide pet adoption event that helps find loving homes for animals in need. All this week, through Aug. 29, adoption fees for ALL ANIMALS are sponsored. Due to COVID-19, the organization is offering all services by appointment only.