The Maui Humane Society is caring for more than 20 burned animals that survived the Lahaina wildfire.
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A shelter dog on the Valley Isle has finally found a forever home after over a year. The 6-year-old poi dog named Lilo was brought to the Maui Humane Society as a stray last year. Lilo went back and forth between foster care and the Maui Humane Society for a total of 396 days before her foster mom adopted her on Saturday.
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.”
The Maui Police Department is taking the lead in providing services at a growing homeless camp. MPD’s Mobile Medical Educational Unit has been near “cut mountain” in West Maui since January. The Maui Humane Society says helping homeless individuals keep their pets is important because the animal shelter is currently overcapacity. Read more…
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.
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.
Maui Humane Society has put out an urgent request to the public to help find temporary or permanent homes for its dogs as it’s currently over capacity. Officials said 30 “SOS Fosters” are needed immediately to help free up space.
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.
Hawaii News Now: After months of rehab, dog attacked with machete is ready to find his forever home!
WAILUKU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Maui judge has denied a woman’s request to be released from jail after she allegedly attacked a dog with a machete. The 7-year-old dog, named Tommy Boy, suffered severe injuries and is still in an animal hospital. He underwent more than five hours of emergency surgery back in August. Maui Humane Society said bone-deep gashes were left from the dogs face all the way to the tip of his tail, which was ultimately amputated.
Betty White called television her hobby and animals her work. And in the wake of her death last week at the age of 99, a movement called the #BettyWhiteChallenge has spread on social media. It asks people to donate money to animal shelters or rescues in White’s name on Jan. 17 ― the day she would’ve turned 100. Maui Humane Society has a cat named after Betty White’s character in Golden Girls, Rose Nylund. She is still available for adoption!