CNN host Jessica Dean speaks with Maui Humane Society, Director of Marketing Katie Shannon regarding the current situation on Maui. Maui Humane Society estimates there are 3,000 lost or missing pets. MHS is working with emergency response teams to provide medical attention to pets in need in Lahaina. As of Saturday, August 12, fires are still burning and assessments of the damage are underway.
(KITV4 Island News): The Maui Humane Society is facing an overcrowding crisis, and for the first time in years, may have to resort to euthanasia of some at-risk dogs.
Communities across Maui have faced significant impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic. This week, Maui County began construction on 20 pallet homes in Waiale Park in Wailuku to provide temporary emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families who have been displaced by Covid-19.
The best way to protect your family from the effects of a disaster is to be prepared, and have a disaster plan. If you are a pet parent, that plan includes your pets. Keep reading to find out what should be included in your pet disaster preparedness and first aid kits, and for additional resources.