The first pair of community cats that survived the Lahaina wildfires have been adopted. A Maui Humane Society volunteer and supporter is the first adopter for the shelter’s “Operation Fire Cat Placement” program. A custom enclosure was built on her property for cats George and Weezy who are adjusting well to their new home.
“Diana had nowhere to take him back to, so she signed him over to Maui Humane Society, providing the path for him to move forward for adoption,” Smith said. “Then, I officially adopted him, giving me the ability to bring him to FieldHaven, where we will find him just the right home with a family who will cherish him as much as his Maui one did.”
Maui, Hawaii — Over the last seven weeks, Maui Humane Society has stepped into the forefront of the Maui wildfire rescue efforts, pivoting from regular shelter operations to disaster response mode. The Aug. 8 Lahania fire impacted an estimated 3,000 animals and...
The Maui Humane Society has been actively involved in rescuing and sheltering animals affected by the wildfire. They provide emergency veterinary care, temporary housing, and facilitate reunions between pets and their owners.
Three kittens lost during the wildfires have been found safe in the burn zone nearly a month and a half later, the Maui Humane Society announced on Wednesday.
“Everything’s gone, but your pets are your ‘ohana. That’s all that’s important,” she said. “I think he stayed alive knowing how much I loved him and knowing that she will come back looking for me. Cause every morning I squeeze him and tell him that I love him.”
Prior to gaining access to the Lahaina burn zone, MHS conducted daily searches around its perimeter. Once it was granted permission to enter on Aug. 26, escorted by the National Guard, it did so in a coordinated effort with the Greater Good Charities trapping team and the Hawai‘i Animal Kuleana Alliance. Along with dogs and cats, rescuers have also been finding pigs, goats, chickens, parrots and tortoises, a HAKA representative tells us.
Open Letter to Maui Community September 5, 2023 Four weeks ago today, Maui was forever changed. Fires swept through upcountry Maui and devastated Lahaina town, burning homes and businesses. People and animals who were unable to escape the fast- moving flames lost...
Maui Humane Society is providing community members who have been affected by the fires with a free microchip and wellness clinic at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa located at 200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina from 9am-4pm on Monday, August 28. Follow service road to the end, inform Hyatt staff you are going to the Maui Humane Society Vet Clinic. Vet staff will be offering exams, microchips, medications, vaccines, deworming, flea medication and minor procedures. No appointment necessary!
Maui Humane Society, the animal rescue lead agency, is committed to leading the lifesaving and reunification process for all animals, of all species affected by this devastating event. Maui Humane Society continues to cooperate with local emergency management and search and recovery teams. Yesterday, seven cats from within the burn zone were rescued by FEMA task force members and transferred to Maui Humane Society via Humane Enforcement officers. As emergency shelters close down, we are partnering with organizations across the island to ensure that pet supplies are distributed from Hana to Kula to Napili to keep pets in homes. If you know someone who needs help with pet supplies, please visit Maui Humane Society between 11am-5pm, 7 days/week to pick up pet supplies.