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Hawaii News Now: Maui Humane Society searching for witnesses after puppy shot by pellet gun

Hawaii News Now: Maui Humane Society searching for witnesses after puppy shot by pellet gun

Maui Humane Society is asking for witnesses to come forward. “There are charges that they could be faced with and have to go to court. They could face jail time and fines for this as well,” said Humane Enforcement Officer Erin Shapiro. “I wouldn’t give up hope. There are still ways that the community could come together and maybe figure out who did it.”

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Hawaii News Now: Maui Humane Society fears euthanasia may be only option for dogs at overcrowded facility

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.

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Hawaii News Now: Maui Humane Society has capacity for 40 dogs. They’re caring for 120

Hawaii News Now: Maui Humane Society has capacity for 40 dogs. They’re caring for 120

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.

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Hawaii News Now: Got some extra space? Overcrowded Hawaii animal shelters need your help

Hawaii News Now: Got some extra space? Overcrowded Hawaii animal shelters need your help

Two Hawaii animal shelters are asking for the public’s help as they grapple with overpopulation issues. The Maui Humane Society also says it currently has 105 dogs in its care, but its capacity is 40. Dogs are being paired in kennels to deal with the space issue. The shelter is asking the public to provide temporary homes for dogs. Anyone can do so through its “SOS Foster, “Paws-to-Adopt” (10-day adoption trial), and “Dog on Demand” programs.

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